With NFL rosters expanded to 90 slots for now, there are multiple roster slots open for the Kansas City Chiefs to decide to fill. Yet there are also a multitude of players hoping for those spots.
Undrafted free agents, recent 2012 NFL Draft choices and tryout players took the field from Friday through Sunday in the hopes of turning the eye of Scott Pioli, Romeo Crennel and the rest of the Chiefs front office and coaching staff. Among those was former Missouri tight end and NFL veteran Martin Rucker. Unfortunately, every tryout player was sent home before Sunday to help the team evaluate players.
"What we told them, and we told their agents when we brought them here, that it was just a tryout and we'd probably send everybody home and then we're going to talk about it and decide or determine if we want to bring anybody else back," Crennel explained. "That includes Leon Williams, who was with me in Cleveland; that includes Martin Rucker, who was with me in Cleveland, so that's where all the tryouts are."
Rucker is hoping to stick in KC after being the star for years for the Missouri Tigers. It's a team and region he knows well and the Chiefs could use some additional help at tight end after also bringing in free agent Dallas Clark.