Lonnie Johnson squashes beef with Travis Kelce following trade to Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs have a new face in the cornerback room after adding Houston Texans CB Lonnie Johnson via trade.

Johnson joins the Chiefs after spending the first three years of his career in Houston. His first order of business after being traded to Kansas City was to make sure that he was straight with a player whom he had a past run-in with on the gridiron. Right away after being traded, Johnson sent off a tweet directed toward Chiefs TE Travis Kelce.

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Johnson and Kelce had some heated moments in the 2019-2020 season, starting with the Week 6 loss to Houston at Arrowhead Stadium. Johnson, a rookie, was thrust into action against Kelce. He managed to hold his own, limiting Kelce to just four receptions for 58 yards on six targets.

When the two met again in the divisional round of the playoffs, Johnson had a much more difficult time covering Kelce. He had multiple pass interference calls go against him and the two were jawing quite frequently.

Kelce exploded during that postseason game. On top of the multiple penalties by Johnson, Kelce hauled in 10 receptions on 12 targets for 134 yards and three touchdowns. It was a performance that helped Kansas City erase a 20-point deficit and come back to win the game.

Kelce, of course, got a kick out of the tweet and assured the newest member of Chiefs Kingdom that they’re on good terms.

Thankfully, Johnson won’t be covering any All-Pro tight ends in Kansas City, other than perhaps the occasional snap in practice. He’ll be playing cornerback full-time with the Chiefs.

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