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Chiefs release practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu

It was a short Kansas City tenure for the former St. Louis Battlehawk.

XFL: New York Guardians at STL Battlehawks Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have terminated the practice squad contract of quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, according to the NFL’s official transaction report.

The Chiefs signed Ta’amu, 22, back in March after he put together a strong performance for the St. Louis Battlehawks of the XFL. Ta’amu did not make the Chiefs’ roster out of training camp but landed on the practice squad.

Ta’amu and New England quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Chiefs’ Week 4 matchup with the Patriots. The two positive tests caused the game to be moved from Sunday to Monday. Ta’amu has most notably served the Chiefs as their scout team quarterback in weeks they have had to prepare for mobile quarterbacks, including Newton and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

In another roster move on Tuesday, the Chiefs protected practice squad offensive lineman Danny Isidora. They did the same last week before calling him up to the game-day 55-man roster for their matchup with the Denver Broncos.

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