Kansas City Chiefs have a new tight end, and more roster moves

Thearon W. Henderson

The KC Chiefs made a couple of roster moves on Tuesday and made more on Wednesday.

The Kansas City Chiefs Week 16 roster shuffle is in. The run down...

Signed to 53-man roster: TE Richard Gordon

Signed to practice squad: WR Fred Williams, TE Jake Byrne

Placed on reserve / non-illness list: TE Dominique Jones

Placed on practice squad injured reserve: TE Demetrius Harris

Cut from practice squad: WR Jheranie Boyd

The name to know there is Richard Gordon, the tight end who joins the active roster. He replaces Dominique Jones, who was called up from the practice squad with Anthony Fasano's concussion. It appears that Fasano is on the mend judging by Andy Reid's words earlier this week but maybe not.

Gordon went to Miami for college. He was a 2011 undrafted free agent with the Raiders and spent time with the Steelers in 2012 and 2013. Pittsburgh released him just last week. He worked out for the Chiefs in September.

Here's his bio from the Chiefs:

Gordon (6-4, 265) has played in 27 games (two starts) in two NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2011-12). He owns three receptions for 11 yards with one touchdown. Gordon was released by Oakland prior to the start of the 2013 season and then signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 15. He was released by the Steelers on Dec. 7. Gordon originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (181st overall) of the Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Miami, Fla., native played collegiately at the University of Miami (Fla.), where he finished his collegiate career with 10 receptions for 60 yards and served on the school's special teams units. He prepped at Norland High School and Milford Prep in his hometown.

And the bios on the rest of these players, via the Chiefs release:

Jones (6-3, 270) has played in 12 games (three starts) in two NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts (2012-13) and Kansas City Chiefs (2013). He owns three receptions for 42 yards (14.0 avg.). Jones joined the Chiefs practice squad on Oct. 30, 2013 and was called up to the active roster on Dec. 7. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Colts on April 30, 2012. Jones spent the majority of his time with Indianapolis on the club's practice squad roster and served a brief stint on Miami's practice squad in 2012 as well. He played collegiately at Shepherd University where he totaled 34 receptions for 403 yards and nine touchdowns his senior season. The San Diego, Calif., native prepped at Horizon Christian Academy.

Williams (6-0, 190) joins the Chiefs after a two-year stint in arena football with the San Jose Sabercats (2012-13). In the AFL, he totaled 137 receptions for 1,698 yards (12.4 avg.) and 32 touchdowns. He also served as one of the club's kick returners, adding 63 returns for 1,193 yards and three touchdowns. Williams was a first-team All-America selection at St. Cloud State University. He finished his career with the Huskies as the program's career-record holder in receptions (264) and receiving yards (3,804). Williams prepped at Milwaukee South Division High School in Milwaukee, Wis.

Byrne (6-4, 255) has seen action in seven contests this season with the Houston Texans. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent of the New Orleans Saints on April 30, 2012. He was released by the Saints prior to the 2012 season. He signed with the Houston Texans on Jan. 14, 2013, was released and then served on San Diego's practice squad briefly this season before returning to Houston on Oct. 9. Byrne played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin and prepped at Rogers High School in Rogers, Ark.

Boyd (6-2, 190) joined the Chiefs practice squad on Dec. 11. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 6, 2013. He was released by the club prior to training camp and then signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 1. Boyd was released by the Bengals on Aug. 25. He played collegiately at the University of North Carolina where he caught 44 passes for 860 yards (19.5 avg.) with 13 touchdown receptions. He added 39 rushes for 287 yards (6.1 avg.) and one rushing touchdown. Born in Charlotte, N.C., he prepped at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C.

Harris (6-5, 230) originally joined the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2013. He has served on the club's practice squad since the beginning of the season. Harris played basketball for UW-Milwaukee, serving as the team's power forward. He originally signed on to play football at Arkansas State after high school but then decided to pursue his basketball career. The Jacksonville, Ark., native was an all-state football player at Jacksonville High School.

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