Chiefs Add Another Long Snapper

The Chiefs signed another reserve/futures free agent and he happens to be another long snapper.

That’s Brandon Hartson, a 6-2, 238-pound product of the University of Houston. He was signed in December 2013 by the Chicago Bears when they had injury problems at long snapper, but he did not make it into a game. Hartson went to training camp with the Bears but was released before the start of the regular season.

He joins Jorgen Hus who signed earlier as a reserve/futures free agent. Veteran Thomas Gafford is at the end of his contract and there’s no question the Chiefs were not happy with his work at the end of the just completed season.

The Chiefs now have signed 15 reserve/futures.

Chiefs Sign 14 Reserve/Futures Players

As one season ends, the next one begins and in pro football that means clubs signing reserve/futures free agents.

The Chiefs have reached contracts with 14 of those players, including nine that were on their practice squad for the season finale against San Diego.

Part of that group is former 1st-round draft choice Derek Sherrod, an offensive tackle out of Mississippi State University. Sherrod was selected with the No. 32 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by Green Bay. With the Packers, he played in only 20 games and made one start before being released at mid-season by Green Bay. He missed the 2012 and half of the 2013 seasons after suffering a leg injury in a 2011 game at Arrowhead Stadium while playing the Chiefs.

Running back Spencer Ware was signed. The Louisiana State University product was selected in the 6th-round of the 2013 NFL Draft by Seattle at pick No. 194. The 5-10, 228-pound Ware played in two games with the Seahawks in the ’13 season, running three times for 10 yards.

Long snapper Jorgen Hus signed as well. Coming out of the University of Regina, Canada in 2013, he signed with St. Louis as an undrafted free agent. He did not make the Rams roster. Last year, he went to training camp with Seattle, but did not make the Seahawks 53-man list. He’s 6-1, 232 pounds. …Read More!

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