Roster Spot Filled With Familiar Face

If at first you don’t succeed in keeping a spot on the Chiefs roster for the 2011 season, then try, try again.

That’s the attitude of veteran TE Anthony Becht, who was signed for the third time this year by the team. The addition of Becht fills the roster spot created Tuesday when WR Jeremy Horne was released.

Here’s what Becht’s football passport looks with the Chiefs:

  • August 25 – signed.
  • September 5 – released.
  • September 16 – signed.
  • September 28 – released.
  • October 26 – signed.

Based on that history, the over-under on his next likely release date is November 7th.

The 6-6, 270-pound Becht has appeared in 160 NFL games with the Jets, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Rams and Chiefs. He has 185 catches for 1,511 yards and 21 TDs.

8 Responses to “Roster Spot Filled With Familiar Face”

  • October 26, 2011  - el cid says:

    Can look at this signing two ways:

    1. Genius move, shaking the bushes for guys missed by the entire league. Way to go. guys.


    2. WTF, is this guy going to be the one to make us a dominate power in the West? Isn’t there one guy on any of 31 practice squads who would add depth or worth taking a chance on for the future? Way to go guys.

  • October 26, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    I’m hoping this means Pope gets less playing time. Am I just seeing the negatives? Seems like O’Connell is a better option. Pope seems to make more than his fair share of mistakes. His dropped pass in the Raiders game wasn’t good, either.

  • October 26, 2011  - ED J says:

    I would have preferred us sign Cody Slate back just because he was contributed to passing game. But i guess we plan on using him more in run blocking and pass protection situation

  • October 26, 2011  - Blake says:

    I like the move, Becht is better than O’Connell. The first time he was cut was at roster time and they made a mistake and brought him back and cut O’Connell, then he got injured and they had to release him. Now that he is healthy he will get to play again. I think Becht is the best dual threat TE that we have. O’Connell is more blocker, Pope is a better receiver than O’Connell. But Becht can catch better than both and is just as a good a blocker as either one of those two…

  • October 26, 2011  - Michael says:

    Have to disagree. Pope was never advertised as a pass catching TE. He is in there to block and yes he has had a few flags; however, go back and look most of them were completely bogus. O’connell on the other hand is a waist of O2. Remember, 85 was originally released before Becht got hurt. Hope he can stay healthy and contribute. The 4 B’s for defenses to contend with; Bowe, Breaston, Baldwin, and Becht. Oh what the hell, the finial B in the mix; Battle.

    Go Chiefs.

  • October 26, 2011  - Michael says:

    Blake; I guess I should have refreshed my browser, you said it much better than I did.

  • October 26, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    This might also mean the Chiefs are feeling better about their running game. Haley probably feels Battle gives him a chance to get back to pounding the ball which is his preference for this team.

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