John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports`

Chiefs Sign Eight To Practice Squad, Including Frankie Hammond Jr.

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed eight players to the practice squad for 2013. The last two days have been a day of wheeling and dealing, and in particular releasing, but the following eight players have found a home with Kansas City as practice squad members.

Here’s the list, per the Chiefs Communications press release:

Player                          Pos.     Ht.         Wt.          Age.       Exp.           College

Malcolm Bronson          S          5-11       192          23          R                McNeese State

Tommie Draheim           OL        6-4         309          24          1                San Diego State

Darin Drakeford            LB        6-1         240          22          R                Maryland

Frankie Hammond Jr.    WR       6-1         184          23          R                Florida

Demetrius Harris            TE        6-7         230          22          R                UW-Milwaukee

Toben Opurum              FB        6-1         250          22          R                Kansas

Matt Reynolds               T          6-4         310          27          1                BYU

Rokevious Watkins        OL        6-3         338          24          2                South Carolina


Perhaps these players haven’t reached their true dreams of playing in the NFL, but this is still a pretty big deal. They’ll be playing football against some of the best players in the world, and they will still get paid for it.

These guys are going to be getting a minimum of 6,000 a week, which isn’t half bad right?

In the meantime, they’ll still be getting looks from coaches, they’ll still be able to get onto film (albeit practice film) and at the end of the day, they’ll still have the chance to keep their NFL dreams alive.

Work hard enough on the practice squad and you can at the very least get yourself on the radar somewhere.

Next Chiefs Game View full schedule »
Saturday, Aug 2323 Aug7:00Minnesota VikingsBuy Tickets

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs

  • Vaughn Morris

    I like Frankie Hammond and Demetrius Harris on there. Wish Rico would be on P squad.

  • Michael Shaw

    I would love to be on the practice squad. They pay better than my job does!!!!!

    • Jim Harper

      Me too, but only by about $6000 a week, and it probably does not include health insurance and effective in December I will have Medicare! So it’s about a wash I guess.

  • Chris Tarrants

    What? Absolutely no love for Rico Richardson from the coaches! Everything we got to see as fans looked electric but maybe they have seen something that they either don’t like or they have plans for him in the near future? I really like the kid and think he has a ton of raw talent

  • Jim Harper

    I was also hoping Rico would be there, but I am glad we got Hammond and Harris. We will be fortunate they do not get snatched away from us though. Also thought Ridge Wilson might be on there as well. But just think people. Exactly one week from right now we will already have our first W on the books and our victorious boys will be on their way home. Andrew, you should find out exactly when they will arrive. It would be really cool to have a large contingent of fans on hand to welcome them home. I would drive down from Iowa for that!

    • berttheclock

      Not all teams have announced their PS units, but, from the several which are up, I have not read Rico’s name on any of them. One pickup I noticed was Scott Tolzien, the former Wisconsin QB who had been with the Niners for the past couple of years. Cut by them and has been added to GB’s PS.

  • berttheclock

    Tough year for former “names” at QB. Jimmy Clausen cut. Guess Todd McShay was correct when he opined that Weis had taken him to his limit at ND and he would flatten out in the NFL. Vince Young couldn’t make it with the QB run oriented system with Buffalo and, now, GB, who really needs a solid backup has cut him. Brady Quinn cut. Leinart, of course.
    However, as to the Chiefs, I hope Rokevious Watkins can learn how to control his weight. Perhaps, Poe could take him under his wing and talk some sense into him.