Chiefs Sign TE John Phillips, Release DB Dontae Johnson

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Chiefs signed veteran TE John Phillips to a contract on Monday and released DB Dontae Johnson.

Phillips, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2009. He spent four years in Dallas before signing a three-year contract with the Chargers as an unrestricted free agent in 2013.

After a few years with the Chargers, Phillips caught on with the Broncos for the 2016 season but was cut loose in November and later claimed by the Saints. Phillips was on and off of the Saints’ roster before joining the Cardinals last October. 

In 2018, Phillips appeared in eight games for the Cardinals and caught three passes for 38 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Johnson, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the 49ers back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,620,544 contract with the 49ers before signing on with the Seahawks this offseason.

After brief stints with the Bills and Cardinals, Johnson signed on with the Chiefs this offseason. 

In 2017, Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the 49ers and recorded 77 tackles, one interception returned for a touchdown and seven pass defenses.

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