The Chiefs have churned the bottom of their practice squad during the last week, signing receiver Devin Lucien, cornerback Will Redmond and defensive tackle Rickey Hatley.
Lucien was a seventh-round selection by the New England Patriots in the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent 2016 on the Patriots’ practice quad, then was signed and released by the Indianapolis Colts this fall.
Redmond was a third-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. He had been recovering from an ankle injury. Hatley, a Mizzou product, was with the Houston Texans as an undrafted rookie free agent this preseason.
The Chiefs also worked out a few other players recently, including three receivers –– Alonzo Russell, Noel Thomas and Paul Turner.
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Russell, 25, is listed at 6 feet 4 and 206 pounds. He caught 36 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns as a senior at Toledo in 2015. Russell went undrafted in 2016 and spent last season on the Bengals’ practice squad. He was released at the 53-man deadline this September.
Thomas, 23, is listed at 6 feet 1 and 205 pounds. He set Connecticut’s single-season receptions record with 100 catches for 1,179 yards and three touchdowns as a senior in 2016. He went undrafted this year and spent some time on the Lions’ practice squad before his release in October.
Turner, 24, is listed at 5 feet 10 and 193 pounds. He caught 45 passes for 657 yards and three touchdowns as a senior at Louisiana Tech in 2015 and went undrafted the next year. He spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles before his release at the 53-man deadline in September.