Chiefs Sign FB Tobin Opurum


Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday that the club has signed former Kansas FB Tobin Opurum.

From the Chiefs’ press release:

"Opurum (6-1, 250) played defensive end and linebacker at the University of Kansas where he recorded 109 tackles (59 solo), 6.5 sacks (-47.0 yards), four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed. Opurum played running back for the Jayhawks in 2009, rushing 133 times for 554 yards and nine touchdowns. He also served on the school’s special teams unit. The Richardson, Texas, native prepped at  Plano East High School in Plano, Texas."

The Chiefs are really focusing on the FB position this offseason. they drafted KU FB Braden Wilson and also traded CB Javier Arenas to the Arizona Cardinals for FB Anthony Sherman.

It will be interesting to see how many FBs the Chiefs decide to carry. I could see both Wilson and Sherman making the squad with any other FBs being brought in getting cut.

What do you think of all this action at the FB position, Addicts? Do you think the Chiefs will heavily feature the position in Andy Reid’s offense or is the new regime just trying to create competition training camp?