Chiefs sign TE Brandon Barden to practice squad

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Nov. 5, 2011; Gainesville FL; Then-Vanderbilt Commodores tight end Brandon Barden (6) against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Nov. 5, 2011; Gainesville FL; Then-Vanderbilt Commodores tight end Brandon Barden (6) against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs signed tight end Brandon Barden to the practice squad, according to Monday’s NFL Transactions report.

Monday’s signing filled the final open spot on the Chiefs’ 10-man practice squad.

Barden, who measures 6-4, 253 pounds, recently spent training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars before his release in late August. He recorded three preseason catches for 18 yards as a Jaguar during the exhibition games.

The 25-year-old Barden originally entered the league in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Vanderbilt with the Tennessee Titans.

Barden, a native Lincolnton, Ga., spent time on the Titans’ practice squad during the 2012 season. The Titans elevated Barden to the active roster for the final three regular-season games of the 2012 season to provide depth after then-Titans tight end Jared Cook suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.

The Titans waived Barden on Oct. 8, 2013, leading to the Jaguars signing him to its practice squad on Nov. 19, 2013.

The Chiefs’ practice squad shapes out with Barden, wide receiver Armon Binns, offensive lineman Curtis Feight, guard Ricky Henry, linebacker Nico Johnson, cornerback Deji Olatoye, safety Daniel Sorensen, running back Charcandrick West, wide receiver Fred Williams and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy.

Barden totaled 107 catches for 1,234 yards receiving on his college career.