Chiefs Sign Eight To Practice Squad, Including Frankie Hammond Jr.


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:

Player                          Pos.     Ht.         Wt.          Age.       Exp.           College

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.