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Chiefs sign former K-State tackle Tavon Rooks

Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams (4) celebrates a touchdown with teammates Tramaine Thompson (86) and Tavon Rooks (73) during their Nov. 2, 2013, Big 12 football game against Iowa State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan.
Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams (4) celebrates a touchdown with teammates Tramaine Thompson (86) and Tavon Rooks (73) during their Nov. 2, 2013, Big 12 football game against Iowa State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan. AP

The Chiefs signed former Kansas State offensive tackle Tavon Rooks on Monday, his agent, Richard Kopelman, told The Star.

With the addition of Rooks, who is listed at 6 feet 5 and 290 pounds, the Chiefs are one player over the 90-man offseason roster limit. They have not announced a corresponding move.

Rooks was a sixth-round pick of the Saints last season. He spent the entire 2014 campaign on the practice squad but was not re-signed following the season.

Rooks signed a reserve-futures contract with Arizona in January but was released on June 5.

Rooks was a two-year starter at Kansas State from 2012 to 2013. You can read his 2014 NFL.com draft profile here.

“Tavon is thrilled to have an opportunity to play for the Chiefs,” Kopelman said. “Having played football at K-State, he knows how passionate the fans are, and he's excited to get back there.”

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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