According to several reports, the Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed their restricted free agent tight end, Richard Gordon. The contract details are believed to be one year, $645,000 for the 2014 season.
The Chiefs picked up the 26 year old tight end back in December after starter, Anthony Fasano was dealing with his nagging injuries. Gordon is entering the 4th season of his career, having spent his two first seasons with the hated Oakland Raiders.
The kid has seen limited action, only appearing in 27 games for the Raiders in two seasons and only playing in two games for the Chiefs last year. He caught one pass for three yards last season.
Still, Dorsey saw enough in this kid to at least give him a crack at making the team when training camp rolls around. Richard Gordon is listed at 6’4, 268 pounds, making him a big athletic target that could have some potential for the Chiefs in the red zone.
At the end of the day, Gordon is depth and perhaps just a “camp body,” but who knows? John Dorsey did a good job at finding bottom feeder talent last year, and maybe Gordon needs a full off season with the Chiefs before he can really show what he’s made of. Best case scenario is that Dorsey uncovered an under utilized player, like Sean McGrath. Worst case, Dorsey throws a dart and just misses the board.