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CURTIS SIGNED, SLATE ADDED TO PRACTICE SQUAD

Posted Jan 5, 2011

Curtis last played for Miami

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed free agent WR Kevin Curtis. The team has also added TE Cody Slate to the practice squad and placed S/CB on Donald Washington on injured reserve.

Curtis (6-0, 186) saw action in two games with Miami in 2010, recording one reception for six yards. He has played in 81 career games (36 starts) with Miami (2010), Philadelphia (2007-09) and St. Louis (2003-06), catching 253 passes for 3,297 yards (13.0 avg.) with 20 TDs and rushing nine times for 39 yards. He has also started five postseason contests, producing 23 catches for 446 yards (19.4 avg.) with a TD. He originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (74th overall) of the St. Louis Rams in 2003.

The Murray, Utah native started 22 games at Utah State, producing a school-record 174 receptions for 2,789 yards (16.0 avg.) with 19 TDs. Curtis began his collegiate career at Snow Junior College in Ephraim, Utah. He was a prep standout at Bingham High School in Bingham, Utah.

Slate (6-4, 229) attended training camp with the Chiefs in 2010 after originally entering the NFL as a rookie free agent with the club. He played in 44 games in four seasons at Marshall, catching 199 passes for 2,619 yards (13.2 avg.) with 23 TDs. He posted 50 receptions for 607 yards (12.1 avg.) with four TDs for the Thundering Herd a year ago. The Chipley, Florida native played at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia prior to enrolling at Marshall.

Washington (6-1, 197) saw action in 12 games (two starts) for the Chiefs in 2010, recording 24 tackles (13 solo) and 11 special teams tackles. He has played in 20 games (two starts) in two seasons with Kansas City (2009-10), posting 27 tackles (16 solo) and 13 special teams tackles. The Ohio State product prepped at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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