Chiefs Add Opurum


Nearly a week after his participation as a tryout during the Chiefs rookie mini-camp last weekend, Kansas FB Toben Opurum signed with the team.

The 6-1, 250-pound native of Texas played defensive end and linebacker last season with the Jayhawks. Opurum was a running back in his first season on the field for KU in 2009, running for 554 yards on 133 carries and 9 scores.

His signing now gives the Chiefs 3 fullbacks on the roster, joining draft choice Braden Wilson and trade pick-up Anthony Sherman.

The Chiefs now have 89 players listed on their roster, with the NFL limit right now at 90 players. But four draft choices remain unsigned, so they don’t count against the 90-total just yet. First pick OT Eric Fisher, 3rd-round choice TE Travis Kelce, 4th-round selection LB Nico Johnson and 5th-round DB Sanford Commings have not yet been announced as signed.

3 Responses to “Chiefs Add Opurum”

  • May 17, 2013  - Michael D says:

    So my question is; all these offensive bodies, are they just cannon fodder or building into a supreme special teams unit never see since the X-factor? (minus the x-factor of course)
    Can’t quite get my head around why so many O guys are being added with no real place for them. It’s like shopping carts at the supper market; all lined up and not really knowing if you can get through. Guess my thinking is the odd one out. Anyway.

    Go Chiefs!!!!!!

  • May 18, 2013  - el cid says:

    I think they are searching for bodies to fit the Reid Plan. If any fans thinks that Pioli left a better roster, well let’s just say most of the current stars are from the Carl era.

    Therefore, Reid will be shaking the bushes to anything to fall out he can use until the next draft.

    Why all the TEs, not a clue but what is there apparently we are short there.

  • May 18, 2013  - el cid says:

    Sorry meant FB not TE, got Moeaki on the brain as he is already sidelined again for the OTAs.

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