Chiefs sign TE Ryan Taylor, waive G Ricky Henry

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The adjustment of the offseason roster continued Wednesday.

Aug 28, 2014; Green Bay, WI; Packers tight end Ryan Taylor (82) in preseason action against the Chiefs at Lambeau Field. Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 28, 2014; Green Bay, WI; Packers tight end Ryan Taylor (82) in preseason action against the Chiefs at Lambeau Field. Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs signed tight end Ryan Taylor and waived guard Ricky Henry, according to Wednesday’s NFL Transaction report.

The moves keep the Chiefs’ offseason roster at the maximum of 90 players ahead of the first set of organized team activities (OTAs) on May 26-28.

Taylor entered the league out of North Carolina as a seventh-round pick (218th overall) of the Green Bay Packers in the 2011 NFL Draft.

The 6-3, 250-pound Taylor played with the Packers from 2011 to 2014, appearing in 50 games with two starts, before spending last season with the Packers, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.

He has appeared in 59 career games, totaling eight catches for 45 yards and a touchdown during that span.

Taylor joins tight ends Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris, Richard Gordon, Adam Schiltz and James O’Shaughnessy on the roster.

The 6-4, 310-pound Henry entered the league in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska with the Chicago Bears. He had a stint with the New Orleans Saints in 2012 before being waived in August 2013, leading to the Chiefs claiming Henry off waivers.

Henry spent the 2013 season on injured reserve, and the 2014 season on the Chiefs practice squad before signing a reserve/future contract after the regular season.

Also of note on the transactions report, fullback Manasseh Garner, tight end Earnest Pettway and offensive lineman Charles Sweeton cleared waivers. The Chiefs waived the three players, all of whom signed undrafted free-agent contracts in recent weeks, after the rookie minicamp.

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