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Chiefs Ink Veteran TE Anthony Becht

The Chiefs announced that they have re-signed veteran tight end Anthony Becht.

Becht had signed with the Chiefs in late August, catching one pass for 15 yards in the one preseason game he appeared. The Chiefs released Becht on September 3. Re-signing him now isn’t much of a surprise, as his base salary would have been guaranteed had he been on the roster last Saturday.

A first-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft out of West Virginia by the New York Jets, the 34-year-old Becht has caught 185 passes for 1,511 yards and 21 touchdowns during his 10-year career with the Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, and the Arizona Cardinals, where he spent 2009 and the 2010 preseason.

After catching 120 passes over his first four seasons in the league, the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Becht has been valued primarily for his blocking ability.

Third-year tight end Jake O’Connell has been waived to add Becht to the 53-man roster.


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