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Chiefs sign tight end Richard Gordon

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The Chiefs brought back veteran tight end Richard Gordon on Tuesday, just three months after he was released during training camp.

To make room for Gordon, the team released first-year pro Phillip Supernaw.

Gordon, who is listed at 6 feet 4 and 268 pounds, joined the Chiefs last December and caught one pass for 3 yards with the team. He re-signed with the Chiefs in the offseason but was released shortly before the regular-season opener.

Gordon signed with the Tennessee Titans in October and started two games but did not log any stats. He was released a week ago to make room for outside linebacker Kaelin Burnett.

Gordon, a fourth-year pro who played at the University of Miami, was taken in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. For his career, Gordon has caught four passes for 14 yards and a touchdown.

The Chiefs signed Supernaw from the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad in early November after the season-ending injury to third-string tight end Demetrius Harris. Since then Supernaw has played in two games and caught one pass for 3 yards.


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Titans add tight end Richard Gordon

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The Titans have added tight end Richard Gordon to their 53-man roster.

Gordon (6-4, 265) has played three seasons, primarily with the Raiders and Chiefs. In 29 career games, he's totaled four receptions and one touchdown. He was a sixth-round selection by the Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft.

The Titans have also added linebacker Nate Askew and receiver Derek Moye to their practice squad.

Askew (6-4, 235) was an undrafted college free agent who signed with the Buccaneers, and was waived following training camp. Moye (6-5, 210) was an undrafted college free agent in 2012, who spent time with Miami, New Orleans and Pittsburgh over the last three seasons.


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Latest proCane Cuts & Signings

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It was one of the busiest NFL proCane roster cut weekends of all-time. See below all the action.

WR LaRon Byrd was cut by the Dallas Cowboys who signed him this offseason, but was quickly picked up by the Cleveland Browns and placed on their active roster.

DB Brandon Harris was cut by the Texans, who drafted him out of Miami 3 years ago, but was also quickly picked up and added to the Titans active roster.

Practice Squad Signings: Stephen Morris: Jags, Tommy Streeter: Dolphins, Chase Ford: Vikings, Erik Swoope: Colts, Brandon Washington: Rams, Harland Gunn: Falcons, Micanor Regis: Panthers, Asante Cleveland: 49ers.

Cuts: Maurice Hagens: Falcons, Eric Winston: Seahawks, Richard Gordon: Chiefs, Tyler Horn: Titans, Jared Wheeler: Bills.


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Full Pro Day Results



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Eighteen UM seniors auditioned, plus former Canes players Aldarius Johnson, Davon Johnson, Vaughn Telemaque and Dyron Dye (who was tossed off the UM team last season because of his connection to the NCAA investigation, landed at Bethune Cookman and then received permission to work out Thursday).
Ray-Ray Armstrong, now with the St. Louis Rams, attended Thursday to offer emotional support for Dye, his former teammate at UM and Sanford Seminole High.

Richard Gordon, Kenny Phillips, Antrel Rolle and Micanor Regis were among other former Canes observing.  

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Richard Gordon re-ups with Kansas City

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For the second time in the last week, the Kansas City Chiefs re-signed one of their own free agents. TE Richard Gordon, who was signed late in the season, received a 1-year contract extension, according to Brian McIntyre and verified via NFLPA records. The contract is worth $645,000.

Last week, the Chiefs re-signed long snapper Thomas Gafford, one of their own free agents, to a 1-year contract.

Gordon, who went to college at Miami, was a 2011 sixth round pick by the Oakland Raiders. By 2013, he joined the Pittsburgh Steelers for a brief stint before being released. In mid-December of last year, the Chiefs signed him. He appeared in one game for the Chiefs, the Week 17 finale against the San Diego Chargers where the starters rested. He caught one pass for three yards.

Gordon was scheduled to be a restricted free agent, which meant the Chiefs controlled his rights. Gordon is like so many other young players on the Chiefs who are basically an unknown. Good teams get contributions from unlikely places, such as a former sixth round pick who has been on three teams in three years.


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Some proCanes Advance in the NFL Playoffs, While Others Are Sent Home Packing

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With the first round of the NFL playoffs complete, some proCanes were sent home packing while others continue their quest for a Super Bowl ring.

With the New Orleans Saints defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, Jimmy Graham and Jon Vilma (IR) advance to the next round of the playoffs to take on the proCane-less Seattle Seahawks. Go Saints! The Eagles lost because they didn’t have any proCanes. Happy

Two proCanes were sent home with the Kansas City Chiefs losing a thriller to the Indianapolis Colts. DL Allen Bailey and TE Richard Gordon were sent home while Reggie Wayne (IR) will continue to help his team from sidelines in their next game versus the New England Patriots who have proCane DL Vince Wilfork who is also on IR.

The San Francisco 49ers behind the solid running of proCane RB Frank Gore ended up defeating the Green Bay Packers who lost proCane DB Sam Shields in the first quarter of their defeat. The 49ers will face the Carolina Panthers who have proCane TE Greg Olsen on the field and QB Coach Ken Dorsey on the sidelines. The Packers also have scouts Glenn Cook and Alonzo Highsmith on their staff as well as Winston Moss.

The Chargers who don’t have a proCane and defeated the proCane-less Bengals (boooooring), will face the Denver Broncos with their solid proCane offensive lineman Orlando Franklin.


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Chiefs sign Richard Gordon

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The Kansas City Chiefs signed veteran tight end Richard Gordon and placed tight end Dominique Jones on the reserve-non-football illness list.

The Chiefs signed wide receiver Fred Williams and tight end Jake Byrne to the practice squad roster. The Chiefs cut wide receiver Jheranie Boyd from the practice squad and placed tight end Demetrius Harris on the practice squad-injured reserve list.

Gordon has played in 27 games in two NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He has three receptions for 11 yards with one touchdown. Gordon was released by Oakland prior to the start of the season and then signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was released by the Steelers this month.

Jones has played in 12 games in two NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and Chiefs. He has three receptions for 42 yards.


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Steelers cut Richard Gordon

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have activated tight end Matt Spaeth from injured reserve-designated to return, cutting tight end Richard Gordon.

Spaeth suffered a foot injury during the preseason. The seven-year veteran was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played his first four seasons with the Steelers before spending the past two seasons with the Chicago Bears. Spaeth signed back with Pittsburgh this past offseason.

Gordon was inactive for seven games since being signed in October.


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Steelers Sign Richard Gordon To Active Roster

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He likely won't be nicknamed "Flash."

The Steelers signed tight end Richard Gordon, but not for his vertical speed. The 268-pounder is much closer to a tackle than a receiver. His lone NFL touchdown came against the Steelers - a one-yard lob from Carson Palmer off play-action.

He attended Miami Norland High School with Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown for a spell - also the alma mater of Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe - but the similarities as players pretty much end there.

Gordon is a blocking H-back sort, as opposed to the quick, diminutive slot receiver role played by his graduating classmate.

Gordon got the scholarship to Miami, while Brown ventured outward to Central Michigan. Brown was a sixth-round pick in 2010, while Gordon went in the same round in 2011.

How long Gordon will even last in Pittsburgh is anyone's guess with three tight ends on the roster - Heath Miller, David Paulson and Michael Palmer - and Matt Spaeth presumably edging closer to a return.

Gordon was given the No. 44, which, contrary to an earlier thought, means nothing by way of Gordon playing H-back vs. tight end. Teams can use jersey numbers in the 40s when none in the 80s are available for a tight end - all of which are currently spoken for in some way: Plaxico Burress (80), Paulson (81), Palmer (82), Miller (83), Antonio Brown (84), David Johnson (85), Hines Ward (86), Spaeth (87), Emmanuel Sanders (88) and Jerricho Cotchery (89).

It doesn't seem like fullback Will Johnson's job is in any kind of jeopardy, but perhaps the Steelers are simply looking to add a flanking blocking element to their offense in an effort to revitalize a power running game that hasn't proved effective through the team's first five games.

Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley has used H-backs most seasons, including last year, when Leonard Pope largely filled that role.

According to Pro Football Focus, Gordon logged 79 snaps last year with the Raiders, and received scores less than -1 in all areas. Nothing terrible, nothing outstanding.


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Richard Gordon on Bubble?

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Tight end Richard Gordon: It would be a surprise if he were waived, because he is a fine blocker. But Oakland is pretty wide open at tight end. If the Raiders feel like their other young tight ends offer more potential than Gordon, he could be sent packing.





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Raiders to start Richard Gordon or Mastrud at TE

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Raiders OC Greg Olson says the team is trying to decide between Richard Gordon and Jeron Mastrud to be its starting tight end.
Giggle. With David Ausberry (shoulder) out indefinitely, the Raiders will resort to starting a player who likely wouldn't make 31 other rosters. "Richard Gordon and Jeron Mastrud, they’re in the battle for the No. 1 spot," said Olson. "We like the emergence of our young tight ends (Mychal Rivera, Nick Kasa), but we’ll really take a good hard look at Richard Gordon and Jeron Mastrud this week."


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Richard Gordon Suffers Another Injury

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Raider Coach Dennis Allen on injuries: “I’ll go through them. Juron Criner had a hip. It’s pretty sore today, but we’ll see where he’s at on Wednesday. Richard Gordon had a bicep. There’s no structural damage, but he’s, again, a guy we’ll have to look at on Wednesday to see where he’s at.



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Richard Gordon returns to practice

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Backup tight end Richard Gordon returned to practice Wednesday after missing three games with a hamstring injury — and he should help the running game a little bit. Cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) and tackle Khalif Barnes (groin) aren’t expected to be back this week.



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PHOTOS: proCane Richard Gordon's First NFL TD

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proCane Richard Gordon #82 of the Oakland Raiders catches a one yard touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers, his first career touchdown, during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 23, 2012 in Oakland, California.

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proCane Richard Gordon #82 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after he scored his first career touchdown after catching a one yard touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 23, 2012 in Oakland, California.


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Richard Gordon gets another chance

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Raiders TE Richard Gordon will make his second straight start Friday night against Arizona in place of the injured Brandon Myers (shoulder).

Gordon started Monday night against Dallas despite an illness but left the game early. He's healthy now and will have a chance to make a case for why he should prevail in what's seen as a three-man battle for the starting job between Myers, Gordon and David Ausberry.

“Nobody's locked that job down,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “Obviously it's hurt Brandon that he hasn't been able to be out here with a shoulder, but I've been impressed with what Richard's been able to do. He gives us a little bit better blocking presence on the edge. I'll be interested to see how he comes out and plays.”

At 6-foot-4 and 268 pounds, Gordon is the Raiders' biggest and most powerful tight end. This year he's improved his route running, and he's been catching the ball better.


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Richard Gordon is not content just being a blocker anymore

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When the Raiders drafted tight end Richard Gordon out of Miami last season, it was a bit of a surprise. Even as a sixth round pick, it was a head scratcher. He had just ten catches from the tight end spot his entire four year college career so what did the Raiders see in this guy that made them think he was worth a draft pick? The answer: blocking.

And it takes a seriously good blocker to have a team drafting a player based on that skill alone. Well, unless that player is an offensive lineman. The tight end is the next best thing to an offensive lineman but if he can't catch, there is no point.

The small sample size for Gordon at tight end was due to his switching positions several times in college.

"I went from D end to D tackle." Said Gordon. "Going into my sophomore/junior year I went back to tight end, then went back to defense, then went back to tight end. So I've been switching around in Miami, played kickoff return, I played everything."

"I went to Miami as a defensive end. The only reason I ended up at tight end is because the tight ends went down and I [said] ‘coach, I can play it, coach, I can play it.' The biggest thing was the aggressiveness and I didn't get that many balls but when the ball did come my way, I made my best to catch the ball but I put the best out there in blocking and that's how I got here. And since I got here, I've been trying to step my game up."

The Raiders took a real flier on him because of how great a blocker he was. They hope he could develop the receiving part of his game and become a more complete tight end. Last season, he ended up in the same situation as he had at Miami. This time it was the fullback position which needed a fill in. The result was one catch for Gordon the entire season. Now he's no longer going to be content with just paving the way for others.

"I came in as a blocker. In training camp last year, I showed a couple catches and everything. I had a big game against Seattle in the preseason so I think I forced to coaches to see that I could receive the ball rather than in Miami I was just ‘alright coach, I just wanna block coach, I'll just block all day' and didn't really care about catching the ball but now I think trying to get to the next level in my game and trying to catch the ball."

"Always been developing. I work with the receivers. I worked with Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers, I work with Chad Johnson, everybody down in Miami, I work out with Andre Johnson. So I take things from them and then when I'm here I see [Darrius] Heyward-Bey, I look at his when he runs through the ball... just taking skills from everybody and trying to put it together."

That hard work has been showing dividends in training camp. The lumbering tight end has developed into a surprisingly good receiver. He still has the occasional concentration drop but no more than any other receiver on this team and sometimes less than many of them.

The staff showed their faith in him by naming him the second team tight end coming into camp and despite his being out the first week with an injury, he retained his spot at the primary backup once he returned.

"I was in a rush to get back. You can't stay out too long. In this game you stay out too long, somebody's gonna step up, somebody's gotta step up, the team gotta keep moving."

The next move for this team comes Monday night when they face the Cowboys in their preseason opener. Brandon Myers was slated to start but he went down in practice Friday with a shoulder injury and hasn't practiced since. So unless David Ausberry leapfrogs him, Gordon is in line to be the starter.

Whether Gordon is technically the starter or not, he will see the field a lot. His blocking skills are invaluable to the team on offense and special teams. But now he can be a receiving threat as well. Monday night will be his first big test to see how far he has come as a receiver. And if what we have seen in training camp is any indication, he is could be ready.


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PHOTO: proCanes Richard Gordon DeMarcus Van Dyke sign autographs for the fans

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Richard Gordon Raiders' Best Blocking TE

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The Raiders listed Brandon Myers as the No. 1 tight end on the depth chart heading into their first preseason game, but we hear the competition at the position is not over. Of the players in contention to see time — second-year veterans David Ausberry and Richard Gordon could carve out roles — Myers has established the best connection with QB Carson Palmer thus far, we hear.

Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp would like to utilize the tight end as a receiver more than Oakland did last season when former head coach Hue Jackson was calling plays.

Ausberry, a former wide receiver, could factor as a receiving specialist. We hear he has been very up and down in camp, however. Gordon has been the best blocking tight end. While Gordon’s hands are the weakest part of his game, he has flashed some receiving ability and could give Myers a strong push for the No. 1 job if he shows more consistency as a pass catcher.


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PHOTO: Richard Gordon Snags A Pass At Raiders Camp

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Richard Gordon returns to practice

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Oakland Raiders TE Richard Gordon (hip) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 5.





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Richard Gordon Suffers Injury

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NAPA, Calif. -- Some impressions from Day 2 of the Raiders’ training camp:

A couple players were nicked up on a hot day. Backup running back Mike Goodson hurt his hamstring and tight end Richard Gordon suffered a hip flexor. Both are expected to be key role players and are day-to-day. There weren’t any indications that the injuries are serious, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Goodson is given a few days to heal since hamstrings can be tricky.


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