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Chiefs meet with familiar face, cut DE Cameron Malveaux, sign cornerback

Guard Bryan Witzmann spent two seasons with the Chiefs, but was released at the beginning of 2019

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According to NFL insider Adam Caplan, the Kansas City Chiefs had a familiar face in for a visit on Tuesday: Bryan Witzmann.

According to the NFL transactions report, the Chiefs also cut defensive end Cameron Malveaux from the practice squad. And friend-of-the-site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Chiefs have signed cornerback Chris Lammons to the practice squad.

Witzmann, 29, has spent time with seven NFL teams during his five-year pro career. The 6-foot-7, 320 pound offensive guard originally entered the league with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of South Dakota State in 2014. He was on the practice squad for the Texans in 2014, then the New Orleans Saints in 2015.

After being in training camp with the Dallas Cowboys in 2016, he ended up with the Chiefs at the beginning of the season. He played in 27 games for the Chiefs over two seasons — starting 13 in 2017 — but was released at the beginning of the 2018 campaign.

He spent time with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears during the balance of last year, and then landed with the Carolina Panthers. He played in two games for the Panthers before being released in November.

Since the Chiefs have been having some struggles with the offensive line that have manifested themselves in both run and pass blocking — and since starting left guard Andrew Wylie missed time with an injury during Sunday’s 23-16 win over the New England Patriots — it’s not surprising that the Chiefs might be taking a look at other offensive linemen. If they are familiar with how the Chiefs do things... so much the better.

Lammons, 23, joined the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent out of South Carolina in 2018. He was released at the beginning of the season and subsequently found himself on the Saints practice squad. He joined the Miami Dolphins this season. 5-feet-10 and 190 pounds, he played in 12 games for Miami this year, notching a dozen tackles, an interception and three passes defensed. The Dolphins released him last week.

Malveaux has been on the Chiefs practice squad since the beginning of the season. The third-year pro has played in 13 NFL games with the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals.

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