The Kansas City Chiefs worked out a few players on Friday, including a former small school offensive line prospect in Stephen Evans.
Brett Veach and the rest of the front office for the Kansas City Chiefs are checking out a few under-the-radar free agents still available on the free agent market, likely gearing up for early postseason signings that will be bring in young prospects for the team’s offseason training activities.
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Shippen has spent time on the rosters of the Miami Dolphins and L.A. Rams over the last two seasons, but he has never officially signed during a regular season (even on the practice squad of either team). The former Temple product was a high school star in the secondary but switched to wideout with the Owls. The Chiefs likely brought him to see how he might look in special teams coverage in the future.
As for Evans, he graduated from North Alabama over a year ago but has yet to find his way onto an NFL roster. That said the 6’4, 300 lb. lineman hasn’t given up hope and looked good at the school’s pro day this past offseason, who allowed former players to also come back and try out for teams. Evans was a D-2 All-American playing right guard.
Every one of these players could be potential signings for contracts filed under Reserve/Futures deals. Signed after the season is over, these contracts allow the Chiefs to sign young players and retain their services for the next season. These players would then be allowed to work out with the Chiefs training staff and participate in offseason training activities. Expect more tryouts as the close of the season gets closer.