Aug 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Josh Bellamy (8) is congratulated by tight end Kevin Brock (46) during the second half of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 30-8. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking News: Chiefs Sign Tight End Kevin Brock


The Kansas City Chiefs announced this evening that they have signed free agent tight end, Kevin Brock. From the Chiefs official press release:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has signed free agent tight end Kevin Brock.

Brock (6-5, 249) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2009. He first joined the Chiefs on Feb. 12, 2013 after stints in Buffalo (2011-12), Oakland (2010-11), Dallas (2010), Chicago (2009-10), Pittsburgh (2009) and with the New York Jets (2009). He has played in two games, both with the Bills in 2011, recording two receptions for 27 yards (13.5 avg.). Since entering the NFL, Brock has primarily served as a practice squad member. The Hackensack, N.J., native, played tight end at Rutgers. He prepped at Hackensack High School in his hometown.

This makes perfect sense for a couple of reasons. First, starting TE Anthony Fasano got a little banged up in Sunday’s contest against the Dallas Cowboys. Combine that with the chronic knee problems that third round rookie Travis Kelce has had since the preseason, and it’s easy math to figure out why general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid figured they needed another tight end on the 53-man roster.

Brock makes four tight ends on the Chiefs including Fasano, Kelce and Sean McGrath who, in addition to having the most epic beard in the AFC, also caught two passes for 31 yards on Sunday.

What do you think, Addicts?

 

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  • Chris Tarrants

    That’s kind of like pulling the old shirt out of the closet that didn’t fit just to realize that yep it still doesn’t fit? There are several FA TE’s out there, why not roll the dice on a proven vet

    • Roc

      Obviously they saw something in Brock I’d they chose him over the other TE’s out there

    • ArrowFan

      Brock looked big fast and had some good grabs durning the preseason.

    • KCMikeG

      Why won’t we give Shiancoe a shot?

      • berttheclock

        Perhaps age has caught up with him. Yes, he was very productive with the Vikings after leaving the Giants. But, last year with the Pats, he was only activated for one month late in the season. With the Ravens, this year, he only lasted 3 weeks in training camp. At 33, that may have taken a toll on him.

    • sidibeke

      At this point, I think it’s a system thing. Look at how the waiver wire guys are performing on STs. At least we have a TE who is less likely to get called for an illegal motion or miss a blocking assignment.

      • berttheclock

        You mean Pope? Yes, he could get open, but, he stopped more than one first down by not getting into position to block and reaching out.

        • DoubleD

          I’d bring Pope back. Under-rated and under-utilized in my opinion. Blemished by previous regime.

  • kcsparky

    Fasano is very good, but needs time to heal. I really like McGrath, big, strong with good hands. Play Sean, rest Fasano & see what Brock can bring to the table. At 6-5, 249, Brock also makes for a very large target.

    • KCMikeG

      A healthy Kelce would be a huge boost!

  • Calchiefsfan

    It’s funny, I thought TE would be a position of strength for the Chiefs this year with Fasano, Moeaki and Kelce. Let’s hope that Kelce can get through this knee problem.

  • Jordan

    Unless D. Harris signed somewhere else and I missed it this says a lot about what they think the talented bball player turned TE is capable of

    • KCMikeG

      Harris had tons of physical skills but couldn’t catch the ball – at all. We need to keep looking at BB prospects though so we can replace Tony G some day.

      • Spencer

        He’s still on the practice squad for the chiefs, he’s a project a big project, but we will see this coming pre-season if hes any good after a yr or practicing in the NFL

      • antony555

        That can be coached up, and with hard work if he has the intangibles and he does he helps the team. Talking about catching the ball, how many drops do we have all ready its a wonder Alex doesn’t have a half dozen picks already….

        • KCMikeG

          Even with the drops AS11 is at 60% completion and amazingly Zero picks.

    • berttheclock

      He is still on the practice squad.

      • Jordan

        Thanks for clearing that up for me and you’re right he will take time to develop its just so frustrating personally we had a good but not great group of TE’s which due to injuries has crumbled right in front of us

    • berttheclock

      In the 2011 NFL draft, Pioli took Jalil Brown at 118 in the 4th round. Several picks later, the Broncos selected Julius Thomas. It took Thomas two seasons with the Broncos to develop into a productive TE. At Portland State, he played 4 years of basketball, but, only one of football as he had never played football for a team until 2010. Excellent scouting by Denver on possibilities.

  • ArrowFan

    Around the league it seems that TE’s in general seems to be an injury pron spot. But man could we get some consistancy there. Or is this just carma after all the Tony G greatness we had catching up with us!

  • sidibeke

    McGrath is the man! I feel even better about the Chiefs seeing that dude on OUR sideline.

    • berttheclock

      Have you read his bio? In HS, he played the “Mike” position as a LB. He was known for loving to perform pancake hits on players. Did a little too much party hardy at Eastern Illinois, transferred to a Bible Belt no-booze place in Arkansas, Henderson State, where he caught over 50 passes as a TE. He was only cut by the Seahawks because they had a glut and thought they could slip him through waivers and land him on their practice squad. They happened to believe they could do the same with Harper from K-State, but, the Niners picked him up and are going to use him as a TE/H-Back.

  • thabear04

    McGrath miss his guy on that block FG we had but other than that he made some good plays when they needed him to.

    • berttheclock

      Yes, several new players have had problems working on special teams. Taub will correct these. But, on Sunday, McGrath was used on 24 offensive plays, much increased from his first game. BTW, Kelce was on the field for a special teams play, but, was held out of the offensive scheme.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Tight end looked like a position of strength coming into the year.

  • Bryan Ballard

    I wouldn’t mind seeing them send a late round draft pick to Detroit for Tony Scheffler. He does not seem to be in their plans this year and puts up decent numbers over the course of his career. I remember him being a decent player when he was playing against the Chiefs with Denver.

  • berttheclock

    Nice lede at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about the Steelers. “Woe and two”
    Funny thing is for their first two games, the RBs for the Steelers have rushed for 75 yards. Alex Smith has rushed for 82.

  • Jordan

    Where art thou Tony G why has thou forsaken us? Tooooooonnyyyyyy!

  • PunjabiPete

    Every time McGrath took his helmet off I started thinking of Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin