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Chiefs add familiar face to practice squad

The team brought back a practice squad veteran from last season who has now recovered from a training camp injury,

NFL: JAN 29 Super Bowl LIV - Chiefs Press Conference Photo by Rich Graessle/PPI/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed linebacker Emmanuel Smith to their practice squad.

Smith originally joined the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Vanderbilt in 2018. Originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons, he was released at their final cutdown. That December, he was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad, where he remained through the next offseason. After being released by the Bucs at 2019’s final cutdown day, the Chiefs signed him to their practice squad, where he remained through the 2019 season.

Signed to a reserve/future contract after the Super Bowl, Smith suffered a hamstring injury toward the end of training camp. In late August, he was released to make room for former Miami Dolphins center Daniel Kilgore on the 80-man roster . After the final roster cutdown, the Chiefs signed him to the practice squad and put him on injured reserve for a few days before releasing him with an injury settlement.