Reports indicate that the KC Chiefs have signed four free agents. The biggest name being signed is offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb. Webb has spent time with the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, but decided to sign with the Chiefs, whom he worked out for back in March.
Webb was a seventh round pick in the 2010 draft and started every game in 2011 and 2012 for Chicago. He only played in one game while a member of the Vikings in 2013.
With the signing of J’Marcus Webb, Kansas City has filled their offensive line, which was decimated in free agency with the departures of Branden Albert, Jon Asamoah, and Geoff Schwartz. Webb more than likely will be competing with 2014 seventh round draft pick Laurent Duvernay-Tardif for the starting job.
Baker had 11 touchdowns during his two years at Idaho. He totaled 985 rushing yards. Baker will be competing with Cyrus Gray for the third spot on the running back depth chart, as 2014 pick De’Anthony Thomas will more than likely be used as an offensive weapon rather than a straight up running back.
Gottschalk played for two seasons at Southern Methodist. Kansas City needs help on the offensive line so even if Gottschalk isn’t a starter, which he probably won’t be, he can be a reliever for the starters.
Santos kicked for Tulane for four seasons. In 2012, Santos went 26-for-27 on point after attempts. His one miss was blocked. The more impressive statistic is that he went 21-for-21 on field goal attempts. He even was able to make a Tulane football record of 57 yards.
While Santos sounds like a great kicker, the Chiefs have current kicker Ryan Succop signed to a fairly hefty contract. Personally, I’m not Succop’s biggest fan, so I’d be fine with replacing him, but let’s see how Santos does in preseason first. Just because he had success in college does not mean he will succeed in the pros. It’s a whole different ball game out there.
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