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KC, Parten in accord

July 21, 2000

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— The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms of a one-year contract with veteran defensive end Ty Parten and to three-year contracts with three draft picks, the club announced Thursday.

No other terms of the contracts were announced.

Parten (6-foot-5, 282 pounds) joined the Chiefs in December 1997 and played in all 16 games in 1998 and 1999. He played with Cincinnati in 1993 and 1994 and spent one year in NFL Europe.

The Chiefs also announced agreements with fifth-round draft pick Pat Dennis, sixth-round draft pick Darnell Alford and seventh-round pick Desmond Kitchings.

Dennis, a 6-foot, 208-pound cornerback from Louisiana-Monroe, was the 162nd draft choice overall.

Alford, a 6-4, 338-pound offensive tackle from Boston College, was a college teammate of Chiefs running back Mike Cloud.

Kitchens, a 5-9, 179-pound wide receiver, is Furman's all-time leading receiver.

The Chiefs released Daniel Pope, who played in all 16 games last year and punted 101 times for a 41.8-yard average, and rookie free agent cornerback Brian Hinton, from Southeast Missouri State.

They also released quarterback Marcus Crandell, who played in NFL Europe this summer.

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