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Chiefs add TE David Wells to their practice squad

The Chiefs may be looking to create competition at their third tight end spot.

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After the Kansas City Chiefs worked out former Oakland Raiders tight end Clive Walford on Monday, I speculated they were potentially trying to create some on-roster completion for Alex Ellis. That continued Tuesday with more workouts.

When it was all said and done, the Chiefs did add a tight end to their practice squad—David Wells (no, not not that David Wells), who played college football at San Diego State.

Wells, 23, is listed at 6 feet 6 and 256 pounds. He is a two-time member of the All-Mountain West second team (2016-17). Wells originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in April.

Here is a brief writeup on Wells courtesy of Lance Zierlein of

Wells is leaned on to do some of the heavy lifting as a run-blocking specialist in the Aztecs offense, but his play strength needs to match his size on a more consistent basis. Wells isn’t going to threaten defenses very often in the passing game so he will need to become more physical as a run blocker if he wants to find a roster spot and NFL playing time.

Wells finished with 38 receptions for 449 yards and six touchdowns in his 52 games at San Diego State.

I expect that he is on board to provide competition for the Chiefs’ current third tight end, Alex Ellis. As of this writing, we have yet to see a corresponding move.

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