For the second time in the last week, the Kansas City Chiefs re-signed one of their own free agents. TE Richard Gordon, who was signed late in the season, received a 1-year contract extension, according to Brian McIntyre and verified via NFLPA records. The contract is worth $645,000.
Last week, the Chiefs re-signed long snapper Thomas Gafford, one of their own free agents, to a 1-year contract.
Gordon, who went to college at Miami, was a 2011 sixth round pick by the Oakland Raiders. By 2013, he joined the Pittsburgh Steelers for a brief stint before being released. In mid-December of last year, the Chiefs signed him. He appeared in one game for the Chiefs, the Week 17 finale against the San Diego Chargers where the starters rested. He caught one pass for three yards.
Gordon was scheduled to be a restricted free agent, which meant the Chiefs controlled his rights. Gordon is like so many other young players on the Chiefs who are basically an unknown. Good teams get contributions from unlikely places, such as a former sixth round pick who has been on three teams in three years.
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