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PALKO SIGNED TO 53, BATES TO IR, JOHNSON ADDED TO PRACTICE SQUAD

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Chiefs announce three roster moves on Wednesday

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed QB Tyler Palko to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. The team has also placed CB Jackie Bates on injured reserve and has added LB Micah Johnson to the practice squad.

Palko (6-1, 215) has spent the first 12 games of the 2010 season on the Chiefs practice squad. He has also served on the 53-man roster with Pittsburgh (2009) and New Orleans (2007), in addition to practice squad stints with both of those clubs, as well as with Arizona. He entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Saints in 2007. The Imperial, Pennsylvania native saw action in 41 games (35 starts) at the University of Pittsburgh, completing 645 of 1,075 passes for 8,343 yards with 66 TDs. He prepped at West Allegheny High School in Imperial, Pennsylvania.

Bates (5-10, 180) played in two games (one start) and was inactive for nine contests for the Chiefs in 2010. He entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Kansas City in 2009. The Benicia, California native saw duty in 17 games (15 starts) at Hampton, posting 76 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, four INTs and 22 passes defensed. He prepped at De La Salle High School in Concord, California.

Johnson (6-2, 258) played in one game with Miami and spent time on the Dolphins practice squad in 2010 after entering the NFL as a rookie free agent with the N.Y. Giants earlier this year. He played in 48 games (25 starts) at Kentucky, compiling 280 tackles and two INTs. He prepped at Ft. Campbell High School in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.

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