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Chiefs Swap Wide Receivers

Posted Oct 23, 2010

Kansas City promotes WR Verran Tucker from practice squad; releases WR Jeremy Horne

The Chiefs made a last-minute transaction on Saturday evening, swapping reserve wide receivers within the organization. Kansas City promoted rookie Verran Tucker from the practice squad and released rookie Jeremy Horne from the 53-man roster.

Horne had played in three games this season, mainly on special teams.

Tucker joined the Chiefs a week into training camp following his release from Dallas in late July. A bigger receiver (6-1, 204), Tucker turned in seven catches for 45 yards this preseason to finish third on the team. He had been on the practice squad all season prior to his promotion.

With Chris Chambers out of the lineup last weekend nursing a finger injury, Horne and veteran Terrance Copper were thrown into a bigger role on the offensive side of the football. Copper ended up drawing the start and taking the majority of Chambers’ repetitions opposite Dwayne Bowe. Horne played sparingly.

Earlier this week, head coach Todd Haley declared Chambers healthy by removing the 10-year veteran from the club’s injury report. Tucker’s signing gives Kansas City some flexibility when inactives are announced on Sunday morning as Jacksonville ranks 28th against the pass, giving up an average of 263.7 yards per contest.

Horne will be practice squad eligible after he clears waivers.

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