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Chiefs sign former Mizzou receiver L’Damian Washington

L'Damian Washington made a catch during a drill at the 2014 NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis.
L'Damian Washington made a catch during a drill at the 2014 NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. AP

The Chiefs added a familiar name for Missouri fans to their roster Monday.

The team said it signed former Mizzou receiver L’Damian Washington to replace defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, who was waived Monday.

Washington, 24, is listed at 6 feet 4, 205 pounds. A two-year starter at Mizzou, he caught 50 passes for 893 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Former University of Missouri wide receiver L'Damian Washington recounts his calf injury and rehab and the call from the Chiefs this week that led to his signing with the team. VIDEO BY DAVID EULITT deulitt@kcstar.com

After going undrafted in 2014, Washington signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys, but was released during training camp. He also spent time with the 49ers, Giants, Browns, Dolphins and Steelers.

Washington was signed to a reserve-futures contract by the Steelers in January, but injured himself during the spring and was waived in May.

Washington’s addition brings the number of receivers on the Chiefs’ roster to 14. It’s a young group, with 12 of the 14 — including Washington — having three years of experience or less.

Two receivers — Chris Conley (knee strain) and Junior Hemingway (hip sprain) — missed practice on Monday because of injuries. It is unclear when they will return.

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