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Chiefs Sign 6 Players, Cut 3


The Kansas City Chiefs made some roster moves yesterday, cutting three players and signing six.

Here are the details:

DL Risean Broussard, S Greg Castillo, DE Miguel Chavis, S Justin Glenn, RB Jordan Roberts and DB James Rogers.

Broussard (6-2, 278) played in eight games in one season at Hinds Community College, recording 61 tackles (43 solo), six tackles for a loss, 6.0 sacks (-42.0 yards), an interception (-15.0 yards) and two forced fumbles. He attended LaGrange High School in Lake Charles, La.

Castillo (5-11, 187) played in 41 games (seven starts) at Iowa, recording 55 tackles (32 solo), two interceptions and four passes defensed. The Mount Laurel, N.J., native earned first-team all-Catholic and all-city honors at St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.).

Chavis (6-5, 285) played in 47 games at Clemson and had 71 tackles (37 solo), 1.5 sacks (-9.0 yards) and a pass breakup. The Fayetteville, N.C., native prepped at Terry Stanford High School before playing football at Hargrave Military Academy.

Glenn (5-11, 214) appeared in 40 games (16 starts) in four years at the University of Washington, recording 152 tackles (93 solo), three tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries, three interceptions and four passes defensed. Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 as a senior and was named the Most Outstanding Special Teams Player at the team’s postseason awards banquet. The Mukilteo, Wash., native prepped at Kamiak High School where he was a defensive back and running back.

Roberts (5-10, 222) played in 11 games for the University of Charleston as a senior in 2012, rushing 238 times for 1,572 yards (6.61 avg.) with 18 touchdowns, earning WVIAC Offensive Player of the Year honors. The Yawkey, W. Va., native prepped at Scott High School in Madison, W. Va., earning the Kennedy Award as the best high school player in the state of West Virginia.

Rogers (6-1, 188) played in 46 games (15 starts) at the University of Michigan as a defensive back and wide receiver, starting 13 games at cornerback and two games at wide receiver. He caught three passes for 64 yards (21.3 avg.) during his career and added three interceptions and four passes defensed, as well as 15 special teams tackles. The Madison Heights, Mich., native prepped at Lamphere High School where he was a three-year varsity letterman.

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D’Imperio (6-3, 240) originally joined the Chiefs this offseason as a free agent on March 21. He 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 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. He prepped at Washington Township High School in Sewell, N.J.

Eachus (5-10, 212) originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent in 2012. He played in 11 games (two starts) with the club last year, recording five rushes for 18 yards and one catch for 19 yards. Prior to joining the Chiefs, he played collegiately at Colgate. He prepped at Hazleton Area High School in Hazleton, Pa. 

Gumbs (5-10, 210) originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the New Orleans Saints on April 30, 2012. Gumbs was released by the Saints on Sept. 7. He originally signed on with Kansas City’s practice squad on Dec. 5, 2012. Gumbs was a starter at Monmouth. He prepped at Hebron Academy in Hebron, Maine.

The six players the Chiefs added were all at the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. The Chiefs were pretty deep at the FB position so D’Imperio and Eachus were expendable. Eachus landed on the radar of KC fans last preseason when he had a couple of decent games carrying the football. He started at FB for multiple games in 2012.

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  • berttheclock

    Best of luck to the Dubber safety, Glenn. He tried out with the Seahawks in March, but, was not signed. In HS, he, also, played wide out and caught several passes. Last year at the Seahawks mini invite, another Dubber, Jermaine Kearse, caught on and ended up being brought back as an UFA and was promoted to the roster and caught 3 passes. So, yet another way open to those who were bypassed by the Combine.

  • UWisPOOP

    UW sucks

    • berttheclock

      Yeah, Marcus Trufant, the 22nd selection in the draft was really bad, eh? The overall record by the Dub matters little. They send quality players to the NFL every year. Some have even started for the Chiefs in the past. Several have dealt the Chiefs fits when they played for other NFL teams. In fact, Warren Moon, an UDFA, really lit up the Chiefs at Arrowhead one year when he was throwing for the Oilers.

    • berttheclock

      Yeah, the Dub has to suffer through playing such as Nike and Oregon State of the Pac 12. You know the teams the Badgers couldn’t beat.

  • berttheclock

    Patrick, you should do more research on Risean Broussard and you will find an interesting tale. Gifted athlete who really had to learn to grow up and mature. Transferred in HS and had to sit out a year, then, broke his foot, but, still made 33 tackles. Committed to Tennessee in ’09, but, ended up dropping out of HS. Missed a year and did not go to Hinds until 2012, a Community College in Mississippi. Played only one year for them, but, schools such as Nike, West Virginia and several SEC schools were interested. He claims the coaches at Hinds would not release his academic records in order to keep him one more year. He says he was contacted by the Chiefs, Seahawks, Texans and Rams about trying out following his workout at Pro day at ‘Ole Miss. He maintains his early problems were mostly with his head in “being too full of himself” by getting caught up in the hype surrounding him and believing he didn’t have to study and work hard.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005102554690 Jason Taylor

      Bert, … P.A. Doesn’t have to do more research on camp bodies because no one gives a shit.
      He’s a practice squad’er at BEST. All of those guys are tackling dummies at this point, put on your pads, grab your helmet, keep your mouth shut and maybe…just maybe… We will continue to tackle you during practices in the upcoming season as well.

      • berttheclock

        However, when you take into consideration a recent comment by Andy Reid about the number of UDFAs in the NFL and those who have risen to the top in the past, there have been quite a few surprises coming out of that class. GB, the Niners and the Seahawks do not overlook undrafted free agents.

        • Colton

          Jordan Roberts will make the roster watch draughn get released

          • mnelson52

            Unless you are a great player, they are steadily releasing anyone hired by Pioli to coach up their own players.

      • chiefdeorty

        Anyone who is smart will do research on all the free agents there are players out there that can and will make teams and can become starters, there is such a thing as late bloomers. who knows that kid or someone else could be great down the road.

  • ArrowFan

    Bye bye Nasty Nate, may the ever elusive great white hope at RB in the NFL live on in someone else. In all seriousness he should have never been playing FB.