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Chiefs sign former Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar to one-year deal

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The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent tight end Gavin Escobar to a one-year deal, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan reports.

The Chiefs later confirmed the signing via Twitter.

Escobar, a 2013 second-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, arrived in Kansas City for a visit Friday, and apparently impressed the Chiefs enough to earn a contract offer.

Escobar didn’t live up to expectations in Dallas as he struggled to make much of an impact behind future Hall of Famer Jason Witten, registering only 30 catches for 333 yards and eight touchdowns in 62 games.

The Cowboys needed more than they got from Escobar in 2016, which has been the case for most of his tenure. He recovered faster than expected from suffering

After recovering from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered late in the 2015 season, Escobar had a hard time getting on the field last season, finishing with career lows of four catches for 30 yards and a touchdown.

In Kansas City, Escobar joins a tight end group that includes Pro-Bowler Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris, James O’Shaughnessy and Ross Travis.

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