|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 214 lb.|
|Born:||December 10, 1997|
|Drafted:||2019 / UDFA|
The Chiefs signed Ta'amu to a reserve/future contract Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Ta'amu was cut from Kansas City's practice squad Wednesday, but he's now earned a chance to remain with the team and develop throughout the offseason. The former XFL star is still looking for a chance to make his NFL debut.
The Chiefs cut Ta'amu from the teams' practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Ta'amu hasn't had the chance to join any team's active roster yet, but he has bounced around Kansas City's, Detroit's and Houston's practice squads. The Ole Miss product threw 3,918 yards and 19 touchdowns, in addition to six scores on the ground during his final collegiate year.
Ta'amu signed with the Chiefs' practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Ta'amu spent training camp with the Chiefs and the first two months of the season on their practice squad. The former XFL standout will return to the Chiefs and add depth at quarterback in their quest to defend their title.
The Lions signed Ta'amu to the practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Ta'amu spent time on the Chiefs' practice squad this season, but he was cut back in October before getting a chance on the active roster. The former XFL star will now work to secure reserve role in Detroit, where Matthew Stafford (ribs) has recently battled health issues.
The Chiefs cut Ta'amu from the practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Ta'amu joined the Chiefs back in March, but he never ultimately got a chance to join the active roster. The former XFL star will look for another opportunity elsewhere in the league.
Ta'amu was activated off the the practice squad COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Ta'amu tested positive for the virus just two weeks ago, but returned to practice and the team Wednesday.
The Chiefs placed Ta'amu on the practice squad COVID-19 list Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Ta'amu won't return to the team until he clears the necessary COVID-19 protocols.
The Chiefs waived Ta'amu on Saturday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: Ta'amu joined the Chiefs back in March after having logged an impressive stint in the XFL as the starter for the St. Louis Battlehawks. Per Teope, the team hopes to bring back Ta'amu as a member of the practice squad if he clears waivers.
The Chiefs and Ta'amu agreed to a one-year contract Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: This will mark Ta'amu's second cup of coffee in the NFL after spending last preseason with the Texans and the recently suspended XFL season with the St. Louis Battlehawks. With the latter, he ranked third with 1.050 passing yards while leading all quarterbacks with 217 yards on the ground (5.3 YPC). While Patrick Mahomes and Chad Henne are embedded at the top of the QB depth chart in Kansas City, Ta'amu will compete with Kyle Shurmur for the No. 3 role, which likely means a practice-squad spot in 2020.
The Texans released Ta'amu on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Ta'amu was originally with the Texans on a three-year, $1.76 million deal after going undrafted out of Ole Miss in this year's draft. The 21-year-old played in 19 games over his junior and senior seasons, throwing for 5,600 yards, 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He'll now have to look for his regular-season NFL debut elsewhere.
Ta'amu entered Thursday's preseason finale after Joe Webb suffered a foot injury and completed 4-of-6 passes for 21 yards with an interception in a loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Webb's foot injury appears to be serious, per team officials, so Ta'amu, who was signed after No. 2 quarterback AJ McCcaron suffered a thumb injury Aug. 6, may stick around the roster for a while longer. McCarron shed his cast and threw prior to Thursday's game, so he looks on track to play Week 1 against the Saints.
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