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Chiefs release two tight ends, sign a linebacker

Tight end Richard Gordon caught a pass ahead of linebacker Justin Houston at Chiefs training camp last month in St. Joseph.
Tight end Richard Gordon caught a pass ahead of linebacker Justin Houston at Chiefs training camp last month in St. Joseph. kmyers@kcstar.com

The Chiefs made a trio of roster moves on Monday, according to the NFL's transaction report.

The club reached an injury settlement with tight end Richard Gordon and released him from injured reserve. They also released tight end Ross Travis from the practice squad and signed inside linebacker Tyrell Adams to replace him.

Adams, who is listed at 6 feet 2 and 228 pounds, is an undrafted rookie from West Georgia who spent some time with the Seattle Seahawks. As a senior in 2014, Adams led West Georgia with 92 tackles (6 1/2 for loss) and also had eight pass breakups and 10 pass deflections.

Travis, an undrafted free agent who played basketball at Penn State, was signed a week ago. The 6-foot-7, 235 pounder was a forward who averaged 5.5 points and 6.3 rebounds as a senior in 2014.

Gordon, a fifth-year pro, was placed on injured reserve after injuring his ankle in the Chiefs' preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams.

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