Chiefs Workout Tight Ends

It’s called Tryout Tuesday in the NFL and the Chiefs have been busy on the active roster’s day off all season working out players.

This week with Travis Kelce on the injured-reserve list, they pushed their attention to tight ends:

  • Colin Cochart, South Dakota State – he’s 6-4 254 pounds and is 26 years old out of Kewaunee, Wisconsin. He played in 2011 with Cincinnati and then in 2012 with Dallas, after the Cowboys claimed him on waivers. He’s caught 5 passes for 44 yards and a TD.
  • Dedrick Epps, Miami – 6-3, 250 pounds Epps is 25 years old and was selected in the 2010 NFL Draft by San Diego in the seventh round. He’s bounced around the league since with Miami, Indianapolis, the New York Jets and Chicago.
  • Evan Moore, Stanford – he’s 6-6, 250 pounds and is 28 years old and is out of Orange County, California. He was not selected in the 2008 NFL Draft, but signed with Green Bay. He then went o n and spent time with Cleveland, Seattle and last season with Philadelphia. Moore has played 33 games, catching 62 passes for 804 yards and 5 TDs.

The Chiefs also worked out and then added CB Vernon Kearney to the practice squad, filling the spot opened after Bradley McDougald was promoted to the active roster over the weekend.

Kearney is 6-1, 185 pounds and is out of Lane College. He went undrafted in April, but signed with Buffalo as a rookie free agent. After being released by the Bills in May, he signed with Cleveland and went to camp with the Browns. The Sarasota, Florida native was released in late August.


5 Responses to “Chiefs Workout Tight Ends”

  • October 15, 2013  - Michael D says:

    That’s what I’ve been waiting to hear. Not truly concerned about the pedigree, ie the magnificent 7, just wanted to see some activity. I believe that Dorsey could find a contributor and Andy can make him productive from just about anywhere.

    I must confess that after the punt block in game one I was put out that they would make such a drastic move. Now I must bow and do my best Wayne’s World impression and above all never doubt again. These gentlemen are on the cutting edge of football knowledge and none of us, especially me, have any stance to contradict anything they do.

    Now for the optimistic, “…what if’s”:

    If Fasano can return and stay healthy, and…
    The dream team can find a suitable replacement for Kelce, and…
    (here is the big one) The O line play can improve,…Then sky’s the limit. Defense wins championships. I don’t care what Prisco says.

    Lastly, from the moment that Marty left the organization the fans (and I) have been clamoring for something special. And in this young season, I ask everyone contributing to this site to ponder this:

    When was the last time the Chiefs Kingdom witnessed a 4th quarter win. And now this; when was the last time they witnessed six 4th quarter wins. Answer: Never. Andy Reid and his squad has done something I have never seen in my young 25 plus years of fandom and that is finish games. Mitch and the broadcast team affectionately refers to it as, “…Putting the Hammer Down…Baby!” Yeah, sure, they start off slow; but teams in the past could never recover from the whole they dug for themselves. Not this team! Ok, the Jacksonville game was over from the beginning, however, they did not let up and let a cheap score hit the board or not continue and try to produce points. More importantly; the last two games they came from behind and found a way to win. I’m telling you; special. Moreover, none of this is coming from one group or one individual, this is a team thing. Just listen to all the player interviews and you’ll understand what I speak about.

    Bob has tried to prepare us for the future losses looming on the horizon. Which I think is prudent, however, I would like to take this opportunity to proclaim that no matter the outcome of the `13 season I will not be disappointed. The Chiefs have already demolished every expectation I had for this year and are only garnishing these wonderful football “Sundaes” in ways I can’t imagine.

    Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • October 15, 2013  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Michael, you are so right.

    After nine years of pain we are having fun again. This is more like the Hank Stram era. 2004 with a 9-0 start we knew we couldn’t go far into the playoffs because we had no defense.

    This is more like Chiefs football from 1964-1972.

    This is fun.


  • October 15, 2013  - Michael D says:

    JFW,

    Would have loved to have bene apart of those early years, sadly, I was only a toddler.

    I so appreciate you and the rest of the game day crowd. Knowing that we were the loudest, to heck with the seahawks and their half covered stadium, but then to officially prove it; Awesome!!!! My only regret is that I’m stranded in big D and could not be your right hand.

    Let’s make the Texans life hell, and whom ever they put at QB. I will be with you and all the fans that attend in spirit!

    Go Chiefs!!!!!


  • October 16, 2013  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    Amen Michael D!
    I couldn’t have said it better from your first post. This is special and I’m loving every minute of it. This team is closing games in the 4th quarter! It’s been a long, long time.

    Go CHIEFS!


  • October 16, 2013  - R W says:

    Glad to see the TE position is getting attention as it should be; next, a signing of someone would be a welcomed bit of news. Still, no RBs being brought in so I’m GUESSING that Andy/Dorsey are holding firm to the notion that Knile or Cyrus will step up and start to carry their fair share of the load?

    I heard Parcells on NFL radio talk about RBs that cough the ball up. This was about 6-7 years ago but I have a long memory for trivial bits of info. Parcells: “If my RB can’t consistently hold onto the ball, I don’t care who he is or what his pedigree happens to be, he’ll be playing on someone else’s team, not mine.”

    Chilling words, indeed. I continue to be concerned about the heavy workload Jamaal is having to do but will trust the guys who should know the deal to do what’s needed.




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