Chiefs add punter Newsome to 1-year deal

Punter Dustin Colquitt is enterring the final year of his contract, and the Kansas City Chiefs are already looking to the future.

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April 9, 2020 - 10:10 AM

Notre Dame punter Tyler Newsome puts the ball in the air against Clemson during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on December 29, 2018. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/TNS

The Chiefs on Wednesday made a move to add some competition on special teams.

The Super Bowl-champion Chiefs are signing punter Tyler Newsome to a one-year deal, a source confirmed with The Star. Financial details were not disclosed.

Newsome makes sense considering current starting punter Dustin Colquitt is entering the final year of a contract that pays a base salary of $1.9 million in 2020. Colquitt will also celebrate his 38th birthday May 6.

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