Insider Blog: Chiefs Add Tight End

Posted Jun 4, 2010

Rookie free agent Cody Slate (Marshall) signs with KC on Friday afternoon

The Chiefs have added an 87th player to the roster. On Friday afternoon, Kansas City signed rookie free agent Cody Slate out of Marshall. Technically, the Chiefs now only have one remaining opening left on the roster as eight players are currently without contracts (S Jarrad Page and the seven 2010 draft picks).

NFL roster limitations allow for a maximum of 80 players under contract.

The Chiefs have been participating in OTAs with just three of their five tight ends active. Veteran Brad Cottam continues to rehabilitate from a 2009 season-ending neck injury and rookie Tony Moeaki has yet to practice, nursing a minor injury. The three active tight ends for the Chiefs right now are veterans Leonard Pope and Jake O’Connell, as well as rookie free agent Leroy Banks.

Slate is expected to participate in OTA #10 on Monday.

Although he went undrafted this April, Slate had some mid-round projections by some scouting services, but a knee injury ended his senior season early and likely caused him to slide down draft boards as he rehabilitated.

In 2006 he became the first freshman to lead Marshall in receiving since WR Randy Moss. He also led the Thundering Herd in receivnig as a sophomore and was leading the team as a senior prior to suffering injury.

More info on Slate can be found here.

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