CANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City bosses have agreed to contract with veteran quarterback Matt Moore, according to a source after learning that backup Chad Henne will need surgery for a fractured right ankle.
Moore, who has not played in the 2017 NFL game with the Miami Dolphins, will serve as a top backup for Patrick Mahomes.
The 35-year-old has played 10 seasons with the Dolphins and Carolina Panthers, starting 30 games and throwing 45 touchdown passes and 36 interceptions. He came out last season.
The Chiefs have two development teams on their roster, Chase Leaton and Kyle Schurmur, but it didn't feel like any player was one distance away from starting in the NFL.
Leaton joined the Chiefs last season as an uneducated free agent from Marshall and spent the season on the practice squad.
"You see the good, you see the bad," Offensive coordinator Eric Binemi said of Leeton and Shurmur's preseason game.
Hen is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Bosses also lose reserve defensive end Breeland Speaks for an extended period. He will have surgery to dislodge the MCL and damage the meniscus in the right knee.