Shurmur signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction report. Shurmur spent time with the Chiefs during the preseason before eventually being cut ahead of Week 1. The former Vanderbilt quarterback returned to Kansas City's practice squad in November, where he spent the remainder of the season. With veterans Chad Henne and Matt Moore slated to become free agents, Shurmur could get a ton of valuable reps this offseason.
Shurmur was added back to Kansas City's practice squad Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports. Shurmur briefly joined the Chiefs' roster after Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap. Chad Henne (ankle) made his return from IR last week, leading to the 22-year-old being waived. After going unclaimed, Shurmur returns to his former spot on the practice squad.
Shurmur was waived by the Chiefs on Saturday. Shurmur was promoted from Kansas City's practice squad after Patrick Mahomes (kneecap) went down Week 7, but Chad Henne (ankle) was activated off injured reserve Saturday to prompt his departure. Shurmur will be a candidate to rejoin the practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.
Coach Andy Reid suggested Friday that Shurmur could be in store for a promotion from the practice squad to the Chiefs' 53-man roster ahead of the team's Oct. 27 game against the Packers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. With Patrick Mahomes likely to miss multiple weeks after dislocating his kneecap in Thursday's 30-6 win over the Broncos, the Chiefs are down to Matt Moore as the only healthy signal-caller on their roster. While Kansas City may still work out some free-agent quarterbacks over the next few days, Reid's comments imply some level of faith in Shurmur, an undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt. If he does receive a promotion, Shurmur would likely only provide depth behind Moore rather than representing a serious threat to the starting job while Mahomes is out.
Shurmer has found a home on the Chiefs' practice squad. Shurmur will serve as organizational depth behind star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Matt Moore with Chad Henne having been placed on injured reserve Sunday.
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