Chiefs news: Keondre Coburn returns full circle to K.C.'s practice squad

After his release from the Denver Broncos, Keondre Coburn is back with the Chiefs.
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The Kansas City Chiefs had to wait a few weeks for things to come full circle, but in the end, they were able to say Keondre Coburn is still a member of their roster. On Thursday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson posted that the Chiefs had officially re-signed Coburn to the team's practice squad.

It's been an interesting ride for Coburn over the last month, who is in the midst of his rookie season after being drafted by the Chiefs in the sixth round as a massive run-stopping defensive tackle from the University of Texas.

First, the Chiefs decided to place Coburn on waivers when they were trying to find roster spots for a couple of incoming veterans in mid-October. The team needed room for both defensive end Charles Omenihu, who was joining the active roster after beginning the year with a six-game suspension, and wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who'd joined the team via a trade with the New York Jets after initially leaving in free agency back in the spring.

After his release from the Denver Broncos, Keondre Coburn is back with the Chiefs.

From there, the Denver Broncos decided to claim him away from their AFC West rivals, and Coburn was on the Broncos' active roster for three full games. However, almost as quickly as he'd arrived, Denver decided they were done with the experiment and released him as well earlier this week. From there, no further teams submitted waiver claims and he became a free agent, able to sign with any team's active roster or practice squad.

That was good news for the Chiefs who took some criticism for allowing a first-year asset to leave for nothing at a position that's not exactly the most talented or deepest on the roster. However, that doesn't mean Coburn will eventually work out into something positive for the Chiefs.

For now, Coburn will join the team's practice squad and hope he still figures into the team's future plans along the defensive front.