The Chiefs signed punter Matt Araiza, who was dismissed in December from a lawsuit alleging the rape of a 17-year-old girl in 2021.

"We are grateful to Brett Veach, coach Reid and the @Chiefs organization for giving Matt this opportunity," agent Joe Linta wrote on X.

Tommy Townsend, the Chiefs' punter in each of the past four seasons, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent next month. Townsend was first-team All-Pro and selected for the Pro Bowl in 2022.