The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that they have signed FB Ryan D’Imperio.
From the Chiefs’ press release:
D’Imperio (6-3, 240) has played in 12 games (one start) in two NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings (2010-11). After spending the 2010 season on the club’s practice squad, D’Imperio was promoted to the active roster in October of 2011, recording two catches for seven yards. He was released by the Vikings before the 2012 season.
The Sewell, N.J., native originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice (237thoverall) of the Vikings in the 2010 NFL Draft. D’Imperio played linebacker at Rutgers, recording 185 tackles, 7.0 sacks (-55.0 yards), two interceptions, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. He prepped at Washington Township High School in Sewell, N.J.
This is likely a training camp signing. The Chiefs don’t have a lot of competition at FB so they are probably brining in D’Imperio to rectify that.
He didn’t play last year and when he did play for the Vikings in 2011, he was graded a -3.3 overall by Pro Football Focus.