Chiefs Sign 10 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

Although the Chiefs have not announced the signing of undrafted rookie free agents, the NFL’s personnel report for Monday listed 10 players signed by the Chiefs.

The biggest name among those 10 was Mississippi State University cornerback Justin Cox. Before he was kicked off the team back on November 21st when he was arrested and charged with domestic violence. He played both safety and cornerback during his college career at East Mississippi Community College and Miss. State.

Also part of the group is defensive lineman David Irving, who was kicked off the Iowa State University football team last April after he was arrested in two different incidents including a domestic violence case. He’s quite a physical specimen, standing just a tick under 6-8, weighing 273 pounds and he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.84 seconds with a 38-inch vertical jump.

Pittsburg State cornerback Devante Bausby – 6-2, 180-pound product of Kansas City’s Hogan Prep High School, Bausby was a three-year starter for the Gorillas. He played in 49 games with 34 starts, with 127 total tackles 11 interceptions, 6 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss and a pair of forced fumbles. On his Pro Day workout, he was timed at 4.58 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a 37.5-inch vertical jump and 14 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds.

Gardner Webb wide receiver Kenny Cook – 6-3 Β½, 208 pound native of South Carolina lost his sophomore season in high school when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Coming out of Clinton, South Carolina, he spent two years at Garden City, Kansas Community College, playing in the 2011 season. He then spent three years at Gardner Webb, playing in 33 games, catching 188 passes for 2,432 yards and 21 touchdowns, winning All-Big South Conference first-team honors for two consecutive seasons. At his Pro Day, he was timed in 4.58 seconds, with a 32.5-inch vertical jump, 12 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds. He’s got big hands (10ΒΌ inches) and long arms (34Β½ inches).

Mississippi State cornerback Justin Cox – the 6-0Β½, 191 pounds Mississippi native was thrown off the MSU squad on November 21st of last year after he was arrested in Oktibbeha County and charged with aggravated domestic violence and suspicion of burglary. Police responded to a call and found a woman with an injury to her head. Cox spent two years at East Mississippi Community College where he played at safety with 119 total tackles and 11 interceptions. He then spent two years at Miss State playing cornerback and safety, playing 22 games with nine starts, 52 total tackles, two interceptions and five passes broken up. At the NFL Combine he was timed in 4.36 seconds in the 40-yard dash, with a 38-inch vertical jump and 15 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds.

Vanderbilt LS Andrew East – 6-1, 239 pounds from Indianapolis, was the Commodores long snapper for all 51 games during his four seasons in Nashville. He was credited with 13 tackles on special teams over his career. He also caught one pass for 35 yards on a fake-punt play. He learned snapping from his father, who was a snapper and tight end at Purdue.

Georgia Southern offensive lineman Garrett Frye – 6-4, 295 pounds, Frye was a three-year starter at tackle at Georgia Southern where he was a standout on the field and in the classroom, graduating with a 3.7 grade-point average. He will likely be forced inside to play in the NFL, probably at center. He lifted 225 pounds 32 times during his Pro Day workout.

Pittsburgh tight end Manasseh Garner – 6-2, 234 pounds played 43 games at Wisconsin and Pitt. He spent two years and 20 games with the Badgers where he played defensive end and wide receiver . After sitting out the 2012 season as a transfer, he returned to his hometown at Pitt and played in 23 games with 14 starts as a wide receiver, h-back and tight end. He caught 52 passes for 637 yards and five touchdowns. At the Pitt Pro Day, he was timed in 4.75 seconds in the 40-ytards dash and posted 25 reps in the bench press at 225 pounds.

Iowa State defensive tackle David Irving – 6-7ΒΎ, 273 pounds was kicked off the Cyclones team in April 2014 when he was arrested after a student disturbance in Ames. He was charged with fifth degree theft, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief by local police. This came five months after he was arrest on a domestic abuse charge in November 2013 for an incident involving a woman who was his girlfriend and the mother of his two-year old daughter Zoe. At his Pro Day workout at his old high school in California, Irving was timed in a remarkable 4.84 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a 38-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 10-feet, 8 inches. His wingspan was measured at 87ΒΎ inches.

Harding wide receiver Donatella Luckett – 5-11ΒΎ, 211 pounds from Harding University, a Division II program in Arkansas, he came out of Mississippi. In four seasons, he played in 43 games with 32 starts. He caught 79 passes for 1,625 yards and 15 touchdown receptions. He ran 78 times for 579 yards and five touchdowns and returned 38 kicks for an average return of 24.5 yards and two touchdown returns. At a Pro Day workout, he was clocked in 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash, with a 35.5-inch vertical jump, 10-foot broad jump and 18 reps in the bench press. At Harding, Luckett posted the second best time in the 100 meters, when he was clocked at 1.44 seconds.

Akron outside linebacker Justin March – 5-11, 227 pounds saw action in 46 games, with 250 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, four interceptions with a touchdown return and 14 passes broken up. Out of Danville, Illinois, he was timed in 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day workout, with 36-inch vertical jump, a broad jump of 10-feet, 2 inches and 16 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds.

Tennessee-Martin offensive tackle Charles Sweeton – 6-5, 303 pounds, a four-year starter at left tackle. He opened 46 consecutive games for UTM in the Ohio Valley Conference. Sweeton had 24 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds. He’s out of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.


7 Responses to “Chiefs Sign 10 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents”

  • May 12, 2015  - David says:

    Remarkable how many of these fine young scholar-athletes list on their resumes as a hobby, “beating up women”. Ugh.

  • May 12, 2015  - el cid says:

    We are sensitive to popular thinking right now but if they can ball….. well let’s say they deserve a second chance. Wonder the interest of the Chiefs with guys who got removed from their teams or medical problems…. guess you have to sift thru it all.

    Gamer looks interesting, Kelce and the draft pick will be on the roster but with special team needs and depth, this kid might surprise.

    Really hope they will all live their dream of being in the NFL.

  • May 12, 2015  - ChuckXX says:

    Sounds like we have a scout that specializes in the penal system. Ha.

  • May 12, 2015  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    Great comment ChuckXX. I laughed out loud.

    Go CHIEFS!

  • May 12, 2015  - Johnfromwichita says:

    cid, I’m not convinced that is you, but if it is just keep it up.

    David, nothing new. Back when we looked for dry caves to spend the night, without bears, we had that problem. We’ll have that problem for as long as some guys are bigger and meaner than a woman. And these are the guys attracted to football.

    Maybe if some of these jerks would have to spend a month with my wife, their attitude would change. And maybe my bruises would heal.

  • May 14, 2015  - Spikedog says:

    Good thing the Chiefs locked up Luckett. Anyone who can run the 100 meter dash in 1.44 seconds is going to be inhuman on the field. Maybe a prime candidate for pulling a hammy, however.

  • May 14, 2015  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Spikedog, saw that. Wished my car could do that.

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