Chiefs sign TE Richard Gordon, waive TE Phillip Supernaw

July 24, 2014; St. Joseph, MO; Tight end Richard Gordon makes his way to the practice field during training camp. Credit: Matt Derrick, ChiefsDigest.com

July 24, 2014; St. Joseph, MO; Tight end Richard Gordon makes his way to the practice field during training camp. Credit: Matt Derrick, ChiefsDigest.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs bolstered the tight end position by bringing back a player familiar with the offensive scheme.

The Chiefs signed free-agent tight end Richard Gordon to the active 53-man roster, according to Monday’s NFL Transactions report.

The 6-4, 265-pound Gordon originally joined the Chiefs on Dec. 18, 2013 and appeared in two games, totaling one catch for 3 yards.

The Chiefs then signed Gordon to a one-year contract on Feb. 14, 2014. He spent the offseason, training camp and preseason with the Chiefs before being waived on Aug. 31.

Gordon recently spent time with the Tennessee Titans after signing with the team on Oct. 22. He appeared in three games with two starts prior to the Titans waiving him on Nov. 26.

The 27-year-old Gordon entered the league in 2011 out of Miami as a sixth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders. He spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2013 season before signing with the Chiefs.

Gordon has appeared in 32 career games with four starts, totaling four catches for 14 yards and a touchdown.

The Chiefs waived tight end Phillip Supernaw to make room on the active roster for Gordon, according to the NFL Transactions report.

Kansas City signed Supernaw from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad on Nov. 11. He appeared in two games, recording a catch for 3 yards, and was inactive for Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos before Monday’s transaction.

The signing of Gordon allows the Chiefs to potentially incorporate three-tight end sets given his familiarity with the offense.

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