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Chiefs add to receiving depth with signing of Super Bowl hero Hardman

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Mecole Hardman, the wide receiver who caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl LVIII, is re-signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.  The deal is a one-year contract, according to NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero.

Hardman, a product of the University of Georgia, spent the first four seasons of his pro career with Kansas City, before signing last season with the New York Jets.  He failed to find footing on the New York roster, and was snatched up by the Chiefs following his release.  In six regular-season games in 2023, Hardman had 14 catches for 118 yards.  In four postseason games, he had five catches for 62 yards, including the overtime touchdown catch to win February’s Super Bowl over the San Francisco 49ers.

Hardman’s addition adds depth to a Chiefs roster that has retooled its receiving corps this offseason, with first-round draft pick Xavier Worthy of the University of Texas, and the free agent inking of Marquise “Hollywood” Brown.  With the NFL’s new kickoff rules making that aspect of the game much more important for 2024, Hardman could contribute to that special teams area of need as well.