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Chiefs add defensive back to practice squad

And just like that, the Chiefs have a new No. 27.

Miami Dolphins v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

As focus around the nation remains on the Kansas City Chiefs’ old No. 27, there was a new No. 27 on the practice field at the Chiefs’ practice facility on Wednesday—defensive back Horace Richardson.

Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star tweeted out a photo of Richardson Wednesday afternoon.

Richardson entered the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Methodist back in 2017.

After the Vikings waived/injured Richardson in October, he caught on with the Detroit Lions’ practice squad but was released 15 days later on November 21. The Chiefs decided to scoop him up on Wednesday.

Over the course of his four-year career (2013-16) at SMU, Richardson compiled 86 tackles (74 solo, 10 interceptions, 14 passes defensed and two touchdowns). Richardson is originally from Everman, Texas.

Joining Leon McQuay and D’Montre Wade, Richardson makes three defensive backs currently on the Chiefs’ practice squad. Richardson has yet to make it on to a 53-man roster.

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