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Chiefs Sign Another Veteran QB, Also Add a Young Receiver

General Manager Brett Veach and company continue to build roster

The Kansas City Chiefs made a couple of roster moves Friday afternoon, signing five-year veteran quarterback Matt McGloin while also inking third-year receiver Nelson Spruce.

McGloin, who spent last season with the Houston Texans, is best remembered for his four years with the Oakland Raiders (2013-16).


During that time, McGloin made seven starts and completed 58.1 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He played collegiately at Penn State and went undrafted in 2013.

McGloin is the second veteran quarterback signed by the Chiefs this offseason. Last week, Chiefs' general manager Brett Veach also signed former Dolphins and Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne.

Both players appear to be battling for the backup spot behind second-year starter Patrick Mahomes .


Spruce, who was released in January by the Chicago Bears, where he spent last year on the practice squad, originally came into the league as an undrafted free agent of the Los Angeles Rams in 2016 out of the University of Colorado.

While at Colorado, Spruce finished with 294 career receptions, which ranks second-best in the history of the Pac 12 Conference. He had 3,347 yards receiving and 23 touchdowns as well.

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