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Chiefs add safety Daniel Sorensen to practice squad

Kansas City Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen spoke with his fellow safeties during training camp.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen spoke with his fellow safeties during training camp. The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs signed recently-released safety Daniel Sorensen to their practice squad Thursday. To make room for his addition, they released defensive lineman Kona Schwenke from the practice squad.

Sorensen, an undrafted rookie free agent from Brigham Young, started all four preseason games at strong safety while starter Eric Berry was hurt, and Sorensen logged 18 defensive snaps in the Chiefs’ 26-10 loss to the Titans on Sunday.

Sorensen also logged 24 snaps on special teams, but made two mistakes that could have led to his release from the 53-man roster on Tuesday. On the first, he served as a lead blocker on a fake punt in the second half, but failed to get through the hole quick enough and kept Cyrus Gray from picking up the first down.

On the second, he jumped offsides on a Tennessee punt in Chiefs territory, a 5-yard penalty that pushed the Titans into field-goal range. Kicker Ryan Succop then converted a 46-yard field goal to give the Titans a 23-3 lead.

The Chiefs signed Schwenke as a undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame. He was released during the final cuts of training camp but was later added to the practice squad.

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @TerezPaylor.

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