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Chiefs sign TE Ricky Seals-Jones to practice squad

Ricky Seals-Jones is back with the Kansas City Chiefs after being released from the 53-man roster last week.

Seals-Jones cleared waivers following his release and according to the NFL’s official transaction report on Wednesday, he’s officially been added back to the Chiefs’ practice squad. The team is using one of the veteran slots to accommodate Seals-Jones.

It’s been a curious story for Seals-Jones so far during his time in Kansas City. He spent 16 weeks taking up a spot on the 53-man roster and was seldom used. He was active for just a few games this season and only saw snaps in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills and Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons. He dropped his lone target in those two games and didn’t have much of an opportunity to be the red zone threat that he was with the Cleveland Browns in 2019.

All-in-all, Seals-Jones played a total of six offensive snaps all season with the Chiefs and just five snaps on special teams. He was released ahead of the lone game where he’d likely see a lot of action, in Week 17 when the team rested their starters. Now, the Chiefs have decided to bring him back on the practice squad.

It’s possible that Seals-Jones could be utilized during the playoffs. The NFL recently approved unlimited practice squad standard elevations for the playoffs, so the team will be able to bring him up as they so choose. If the rest of the season is any indication, however, we likely won’t see Seals-Jones play much of a role moving forward.

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