The Chiefs have signed former Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo to the practice squad, per Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
The 23-year old Etta-Tawo originally went undrafted but signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who released him at the 53-man roster cut in early September.
In college, Etta-Tawo put up back-to-back sub-300-yard seasons at Maryland before joining the Syracuse Orange for his senior year in 2016. At Syracuse, Etta-Tawo set single-season school records in receptions (94) and yards receiving (1,482) and he had 14 touchdowns.
As a Syracuse football fan (yes, it’s the worst), I’ve followed Etta-Tawo quite a bit, and I’m happy to see him get this opportunity. I think with the right coaching he could be a player that could make an NFL roster some day.
Coincidentally, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein named Chris Conley as Etta-Tawo’s NFL comparison. Frankly, he’s got a long way to go for that.
Receivers Marcus Kemp and Gehrig Dieter remain other practice squad candidates who could get the call up once Conley is added to the injured reserve list.