Thursday Was Linebacker Day At Chiefs

As the Chiefs were saying good bye to the players for the weekend on Thursday, they were also working out a trio of free agent linebackers at their facility.

Former K-Stater Mark Simoneau led the group, along with NFL veteran Larry Izzo and 2010 NFL Draft choice Chris McCoy.

SIMONEAU – played at Smith Center High School, then K-State and was drafted in the third round in 2000 by Atlanta. Over the last 10 seasons, the 33-year old Simoneau played for the Eagles, Falcons and Saints. He was in New Orleans last season. He’s 6-0, 245 pounds.

IZZO – has played 14 seasons in the NFL with the Dolphins, Patriots and Jets. He’s been a three-time selection to the Pro Bowl for his work on special teas. The 36-year old also has three Super Bowl rings from his time in New England. He’s 5-10, 228 pounds.

MCCOY – was a seventh-round draft choice back in April of the Dolphins, but was released before the season started. At Middle Tennessee State he was a defensive end, but he’s making the switch with his 6-3, 261-pound frame to outside linebacker. He’s 23 years old.

4 Responses to “Thursday Was Linebacker Day At Chiefs”

  • October 1, 2010  - Michael O says:

    Simoneau, maybe, Izzo, no way and McCoy sounds like a practice squad guy.

  • October 1, 2010  - bobmac says:

    What is the reason for looking at these guys ?

  • October 1, 2010  - Joshua says:

    Hmm… Why are we looking at these guys. Does the coach not like our depth at OLB? We’re pretty solid at ILB. The only addition I’d want to make would be a Star player to take Vrabel’s place, but Studey is pretty good. I think you’ve got to give that guy a chance.

  • October 1, 2010  - Brian says:

    @ Michael O…keep in mind that Vrabel may retire at the end of the season. If Studebaker is going to be the guy manning his spot, we will need a back-up. We might be getting a jump on it and McCoy could be good.

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