Report: Chiefs To Sign UFA Brad Madison


September 22, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Brad Madison (57) runs to the ball carrier against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly signed UFA Brad Madison, a defensive end from the Missouri Tigers.

This comes from his own twitter feed.

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 Results40-yard dash: 4.81Bench: 22 repsVertical 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!