Twitter is a fact of life today. For those under the age of 30, if they are not tweeting then they are out of the loop. That’s certainly true among football players, both college and pro, because they love to tell everyone what’s happening in their life even down to this tweet filed by former Chiefs DB Maurice Leggett Tuesday night:
“bout to shower.”
But news comes out of Twitter quite a bit these days. There was some involving the Chiefs on Tuesday:
- Late Tuesday evening, ESPN‘s Adam Schefter tweeted that former Miami safety Yeremiah Bell (that’s him #37 dueling with WR Dwayne Bowe above) would be visiting with the Chiefs on Wednesday. Bell is an unrestricted free agent, 34 years old, who has spent the last 11 seasons with the Dolphins. He has 560 total tackles in 110 games with 75 starts. Bell also has 11 sacks, 6 interceptions and 9 forced fumbles. He made the 2009 Pro Bowl.
- St. Joseph native and former Mizzou TE Martin Rucker tweeted “I’m a Kansas City Chief” indicating that after he took part in two days of the rookie mini-camp last week, he signed a contract with the team. No official confirmation from the Chiefs.
- Fourth-round draft choice Devon Wylie decided that wearing the No. 83 was too much weight for him and comparisons to Wes Welker. So he tweeted that he’s changed numbers and is now wearing No. 19: “My number got changed to 19 today â¦ Love teen#’s!”
- St. Louis sportswriter and radio host Howard Balzer tweeted Tuesday night that the Chiefs had agreed to terms with second-round draft choice Jeff Allen out of Illinois.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweeted in the afternoon that the Rams had signed former Chiefs right tackle Barry Richardson as an unrestricted free agent.