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Chiefs re-sign Gehrig Dieter to practice squad, release Jordan Ta’amu

The team’s on-again, off-again relationship with the wide receiver continues.

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According to the official NFL transaction report for Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed wide receiver Gehrig Dieter to their practice squad. The Chiefs were already at the 16-player limit, so they also released quarterback Jordan Ta’amu.

Bringing Dieter back was an expected move; he’s has spent most of the season on the practice squad. After being elevated to the active roster for three games over the course of the season, he was moved to the active roster on January 2 — and then waived on Monday. He cleared waivers on Tuesday.

Since practice squad elevations are unlimited during the postseason, Dieter could be made available for any remaining game.

Ta’amu — who was just signed to the Kansas City practice squad on Tuesday and released — is expected to soon sign a reserve-futures contract with the club.

After being signed from the XFL in March, Ta’Amu was with the Chiefs through training camp and was then on the taxi squad until the end of October. The Detroit Lions signed him to their practice squad in mid-December.