Chiefs Announce Practice Squad Changes

Posted Nov 29, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has released kicker Matt Szymanski and signed linebacker Quan Sturdivant to the practice squad.

Sturdivant (6-1, 241) originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (171st overall) of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2011 NFL Draft. In 2011, he served on Arizona’s practice squad roster before being released by the club on Aug. 31, 2012. Sturdivant started 38 of 46 games at North Carolina (2007-10), recording 309 tackles (192 solos) with 7.0 sacks, 27.5 tackles for a loss and seven QB pressures. He added two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and four interceptions. He prepped at West Stanly High School in Oakboro, N.C., where he played quarterback and strong safety.

Szymanski (6-1, 196) played in 52 games between SMU (2009-10) and Texas A&M (2006-07), competing in 26 contests at each school. He converted 35 of 58 (60.3 pct.) career field goal attempts with a long of 61 yards and was successful on all 131 extra point attempts. He also punted 123 times for 5,105 yards (41.5 avg.) with a long of 74 yards. He was rated the No. 1 kicker in the nation at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas. Szymanski originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Chiefs in May of 2012.


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