The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly signed UFA Brad Madison, a defensive end from the Missouri Tigers.
This comes from his own twitter feed.
Plan on signing with Kansas City tonight as a free agent!!!! #chiefs
— Brad Madison (@Sacksandsnaps57) April 27, 2013
Kansas City should remember Brad from his time at Mizzou! While he wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine, he did have a Pro Day and didn’t do too bad. He posted the following stats:
Pro Day Results
40-yard dash: 4.81
Bench: 22 reps
Vertical jump: 30.5”
Broad jump: 9’3”
20-yard shuttle: 4.53
According to his official player profile here he has played hurt the past two seasons and that has hurt his production. However, he can play as a traditional, hands in the dirt defensive end or as an edge rusher, so that will provide with Chiefs with a bit of versatility.
This is a pretty decent first UFA signing for the Chiefs. With the loss of Glenn Dorsey and Ropati Pitoitua and the non-interest head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey have shown in re-signing Shaun “Big Perv” Smith, the Chiefs could use some meat along the defensive line. The fact that he’s a local guy doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings.
The Chiefs War Room will continue to contact other college prospects throughout tonight and into tomorrow who weren’t picked up in the draft. I would say look for them to continue to add depth at positions along the offensive and defensive lines.
Keep it here, Addicts for all your UFA signing reports!