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Chiefs re-sign key special teamers when minicamp closes

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The Kansas City Chiefs made a number of roster moves after the final day of mandatory minicamp on June 16. They signed wide receiver Aaron Parker and re-signed defenseman Chris Lammons. They also did without defenseman Luq Barcoo and injured receiver Matthew Sexton, according to the NFL’s personnel release.

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The most notable move among the transactions is the return of Lammons. The last we heard from Lammons was when he was charged in February over a battery base where the New Orleans Saints ran back Alvin Kamara during Pro Bowl weekend in Las Vegas.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Feb. 17, Lammons presented himself to the Clark County Detention Center for a “pass through” booking.

Court documents obtained by LVJR showed Lammons was charged with “a felony count of assault resulting in substantial bodily harm and a gross misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit a battery.” Lammons was originally scheduled to appear in court along with Kamara and the other two defendants, Darrin Young and Percy Harris, on March 16, but the court date has been postponed twice and is now scheduled for August 1, according to The Associated Press.

Lammons is now in his third season with the Chiefs, having entered the league without a draft in 2019 and playing one season with the Miami Dolphins. During his time in the NFL, Lammons was a core special teamer and earned over 75% of his snaps on the field in special teams, according to the Pro Football Reference.

After trying out for the Chiefs alongside Missouri wide receiver Damon Hazelton, Parker is the one who earned a roster spot in Kansas City this summer.

Parker played college ball in Rhode Island and had a successful career while with FCS. In 44 career games, he recorded 216 catches for 3,450 yards and 30 touchdowns, according to ESPN. During his senior season, which occurred in the fall of 2019, he was named a second-team Associated Press FCS All-American.

Parker entered the NFL without a draft and played for the Dallas Cowboys in the summer of 2021. He was lifted during roster cuts ahead of the regular season and was added to the Carolina Panthers practice team on September 2, according to Pro Football Reference. Parker remained with the Panthers until May 12 when he was fired by the organization.

Kansas City, Missouri, home of the Chiefs, has won its bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, according to FIFA. Arrowhead Stadium will be the venue for the football games taking place in the city for the tournament.

Kansas City is one of 16 cities in North America that will host the national tournament. The others are Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, Guadalajara (Mexico), Mexico City (Mexico), Toronto (Canada) and Vancouver (Canada) . .

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes responded to the news on Twitter by saying, “LETSSSSS GOOOOOOOOO.”

Other Twitter users also reacted.

“The days are already numbered,” wrote the Chiefs’ Twitter account.

“I would love to see the Spanish team at Arrowhead, it would be amazing!!! Spain and Chiefs have the same colors, they are the best!!” wrote another user.

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