Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has rejoined the team after taking last season off to help COVID-19 patients

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Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has rejoined the team after taking last season off to help COVID-19 patients
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.Mark Brown/Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has rejoined the team after taking a year off from the game to work on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients in Canada.

Duvernay-Tardif, who has a doctorate in medicine, spent 2020 working at a long-term care facility in Canada.

He joined his teammates at a minicamp press conference on Tuesday in which he spoke about returning to football.

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"We have a tremendous amount of depth this year and I'm excited to contribute," he said told reporters, according to Fox 4 KC reporter Jessica Eley.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details.

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