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Chiefs Sign Chandler Burden, Release Toben Opurum


The Kansas City Chiefs and general manager John Dorsey continue to make moves on the practice squad.

The signing and cutting dance continues with the addition of offensive lineman Chandler Burden. Here’s the scoop on Burden via the Chiefs’ press release:

Burden (6-4, 310) served on the Chiefs practice squad for six weeks of the 2013 season before being released on Nov. 12. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans on April 30, 2012. He was released by the Titans prior to the 2012 season, then signed by the Miami Dolphins where he served on the team’s practice squad. He was released by the Dolphins on Aug. 23, 2013. The Blue Ash, Ohio, native played collegiately at Kentucky where he transitioned from defensive end to offensive tackle. He played in 43 games (26 starts) with the Wildcats. Burden prepped at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Welcome back to the quad, Mr. Burden.

With every signing though usually follows a release, so the Chiefs made room on the practice squad for Burden by releasing fullback Toben Opurum.

Opurum had been with the Chiefs’ practice squad since singing on with the organization as a free agent in May. The rookie fullback played defensive end and linebacker at Kansas before entering the NFL.

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  • Chris Tarrants

    Nothing to see here, moving along