John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports`
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:
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.