A few former Chiefs players have earned some new opportunities this week around the NFL.
Looking at the latest transaction wire around the National Football League brought some new opportunities to former Chiefs this weekend.
In the wake of the devastating news that Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow would be forced to miss the rest of the season with a serious left knee injury, former Chiefs quarterback Kevin Hogan has been added to the team’s practice squad, his first official home in over a year.
Hogan was the fifth round pick of the Chiefs when John Dorsey was the team’s general manager back in the 2016 NFL Draft. Hogan entered the NFL as a Stanford product known for his intelligence and ability to extend the play with his legs. Unfortunately for Hogan, he would never make the Chiefs active roster, even during his rookie season, as he was cut in early September.
Hogan eventually landed with the Cleveland Browns for a couple seasons in which he would make a single start and play in 8 total games, throwing 4 touchdowns against 7 interceptions. He also spent time on the Denver Broncos roster but never earned any playing time. Then, before the 2019 season, he was released and has been waiting for another chance with a team since then.
Former Chiefs offensive lineman Jimmy Murray was promoted to the New York Jets active roster after the team placed veteran linebacker Patrick Onwuasor on injured reserve on Saturday. Murray signed with the Chiefs as a rookie free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft as a developmental line prospect out of Holy Cross. He would last just over a full year in K.C. before being released for the final time in September of 2019. From there, he landed with the Jets where he has been ever since.
Meanwhile, former Chiefs receiver Kalija Lipscomb is hoping to also find a new team to call home after working out for the Houston Texans. Lipscomb was one of two wideouts, along with former Packers WR J’Mon Moore, to hope to earn a deal from the Texans down the stretch. No signings have been made known just yet, but Lipscomb is a name to watch for on the NFL’s transaction wire. He was originally signed by the Chiefs this spring out of Vanderbilt after going undrafted.