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Chiefs sign 2 players to their practice squad

Kansas City has added tight end Izaiah Gathings and wide receiver Anthony Miller to its practice squad.

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On Wednesday, KPRC-TV’s Aaron Wilson reported that the Kansas City Chiefs are signing two players: tight end Izaiah Gathings and wide receiver Anthony Miller. Both are presumed to be practice squad signings.

On Tuesday, Wilson had reported that Gathings (and tight end E.J. Jenkins) had worked out with the team. The 6-foot-4, 222-pound Gathings originally joined the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State last spring. He was with the Chiefs during training camp (listed as a wide receiver), but didn’t make it through the 53-man cutdown.

The 5-foot-11, 199-pound Miller was a second-round pick (51st overall) out of Memphis for the Chicago Bears in 2018. Over three seasons there, he registered 134 receptions for 1,534 yards and 11 touchdowns. He played for both the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021, but sat out the 2022 season after the Steelers placed him on their Reserve/Injured (injured reserve) list that August. Pittsburgh released Miller in June. Since then, he’s spent time on the practice squads for the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts.

These signings bring Kansas City’s practice squad to 18 players. The team is allowed to have 17 on its practice squad because it has a practice squad roster exemption for International Pathways Program player Chukwuebuka Godrick. So a corresponding release is expected — perhaps on Wednesday afternoon.

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