Former Chiefs wideout Aleva Hifo tries out for Cardinals

Former Chiefs wideout Aleva Hifo has a workout scheduled in Arizona.

Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Aleva Hifo is hoping to get another chance to play in 2020 and make his NFL dreams come true. The latest team to show some interest is an intriguing offense in the desert with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals reportedly brought in Hifo for a free agent visit and workout, good news for the former Brigham Young University wideout hoping to break through at the next level.

The Chiefs first signed Hifo as an undrafted free agent after going unselected in the 2020 NFL Draft. Hifo joined the Chiefs with extensive return experience for the Cougars, but he could also contribute offensively as a slot receiver. While he was never extensively featured in BYU’s offense under Ty Detmer, he did manage to put up 118 catches for 1,336 yards and 7 touchdowns in four seasons.

Unfortunately for Hifo, he was among the first NFL players placed on the reserve list for players who test positive for COVID-19. After that, the Chiefs waived him in late July. Now presumed healthy, Hifo is hoping for a chance to show coaches what he can do with a few weeks left in training camp.

The Cardinals have Christian Kirk and Andy Isabella as current return options, but Isabella was also a frustrating piece for the Cardinals last year who didn’t even receive playing time when they were clearly out of the playoff hunt down the stretch. That’s not a good sign for a rookie, and if they’re going to bury him on the depth chart, the Cards should at least consider what they could get for him after taking him in the second round just last spring.

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