Chiefs Sign 6 Players


The Kansas City Chiefs are continuing to add to their roster.

The team has announced that it has (officially) signed second round pick Jeff Allen and fifth round pick DeQuan Menzie.

Along with the two draft picks, the Chiefs also added four free agents.

DB Dominique Ellis (5-11, 195), TE Martin Rucker (6-5, 251) and LB Leon Williams (6-3, 248) all signed after taking part in a tryout during last weekend’s rookie mini-camp.

The team also signed free agent offensive lineman Rich Ranglin (6-3, 315).

Williams is an interesting signing. He was drafted by Cleveland when Romeo Crennel was the head coach. In 2007 he started nine games for the Browns, recording 85 tackles, four sacks and three pass defenses. Despite his decent stats, Williams hasn’t started an NFL game since that season and he did not play last season. He is 28.

Rucker, like Williams, was drafted in the fourth round by the Crennel-led Browns. He has bounced around the league since leaving Cleveland and has failed to catch on in Philly, Dallas and Jacksonville. He’ll face an uphill battle to make the roster with the Chiefs already having Tony Moeaki and Kevin Boss. His best shot is to unseat Jake O’Connell.

KC’s roster now stands at 87 players. They are allowed to carry a max of 90 this offseason.