Chiefs Waive Grimes, Sign WR Tucker

14 November 2009: Verran Tucker of California flexes his arms after caught a long pass from Kevin Riley during the game against Arizona at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. California defeated Arizona, 24-16. Photo via Newscom

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The Chiefs have made a roster move, signing WR Verran Tucker and waiving WR Davide Grimes.

From KCChiefs.com:

Tucker entered the league as a rookie free agent with Dallas in 2010

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has signed free agent WR Verran Tucker (pronounced vuh-RAN). The team waived WR David Grimes on Saturday.

Tucker (6-1, 204) originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Dallas in 2010. He played in 23 games at the University of California, catching 50 passes for 815 yards (16.3 avg.) with four TDs. He began his collegiate career at El Camino Junior College where he earned all-league honors as a sophomore. He posted 44 receptions for 504 yards with seven TDs as a senior at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California.

Grimes (5-9, 183) joined the Chiefs as a free agent in 2010. He played in 45 games (22 starts) at Notre Dame, catching 90 passes for 900 yards with seven TDs.

This is a move that makes sense. At 5-9, 183, Grimes is a less talented Dexter McCluster. The Chiefs don’t really need a bunch of small receivers and while Tuckers isn’t exactly huge, he can at least see over the CB standing opposite him.

It also appears Grimes had some trouble since joining the Chiefs. From Josh Looney via Twitter:

JoshLooney

On Grimes: He had a tough day holding on to the football in on Friday missed some of OTAs with hamstring injury this spring

Expect more moves throughout training camp, both big and small, as Pioli turns over stones looking to improve the roster.

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