The Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent TE Jake O’Connell and released TE Anthony Becht. O’Connell (6-3, 250) has appeared in 20 games (four starts) with the Chiefs back in 2009-11.
He has six catches for 53 yards (8.8 avg.) and added two special teams tackles. He originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick (237th overall) of the Chiefs in 2009.
Becht (6-6, 270) has appeared in 160 games (128 starts) with the N.Y. Jets (2000-04), Tampa Bay (2005-07), St. Louis (2008), Arizona (2009) and Kansas City (2011). He has caught 185 passes for 1,511 yards (8.2 avg.) with 21 touchdowns. He originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (27th overall) of the Jets in 2000.