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Free agent DT Alameda Ta'amu tweets he's a Chief

The Kansas City Chiefs have some roster moves coming. They have 52 players on the active roster after De'Anthony Thomas was placed on the NFI list. They have yet to fill that roster spot but we have this from free agent defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu.

I would guess this is a practice squad signing, which could suggest the Chiefs are bringing someone up from the practice squad to fill that 53rd spot on the roster before Saturday's game in Houston. The Chiefs haven't made this signing official. It could also be a reserve / futures contract so we'll see.

UPDATE: Herbie Teope reports it's a reserve / futures deal.

Ta'amu, 6'3 and 355 pounds, is a former Washington Huskie (hey, Marcus Peters!) who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also spent some time with the Cardinals. Revenge of the Birds writes that he was a good player in 2013 and a "big reason" the Cardinals were good against the run. However, he tore his ACL and never came back to form. He also has a bit of an unfortunate history.

The Chiefs also signed OT Reid Fragel to the practice squad on Monday.

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