Chiefs Competing With Bills For Promising Undrafted Linebacker

The Chiefs are Bills are competing for promising undrafted LB Joe Andreessen
The Chiefs are Bills are competing for promising undrafted LB Joe Andreessen / Jamie Germano / USA TODAY NETWORK

Finding depth at linebacker has clearly been a priority for Brett Veach and the Chiefs in the immediate aftermath of the 2024 NFL Draft. Kansas City signed a pair of promising players who could land a roster spot and now the Chiefs are reportedly battling the Buffalo Bills for another exciting prospect.

Joe Andreessen, who had 90 tackles (12 for loss) at the University of Buffalo in 2023, has accepted invites to both the Chiefs' and Bills' rookie minicamps. He's not outright committed to either organization but is clearly a coveted player, potentially entertaining contract offers from both franchises.

Andreessen is an exceptional athlete, running a 4.64 40-yard dash with a 38-inch vertical jump while bench-pressing 225 LBs 32 times.

Chiefs Invite Undrafted LB Joe Andreessen to Rookie Minicamp

He primarily played in the middle of the field at Buffalo, showcasing great potential as a run-stopper with some ability in the passing game as well. As a theoretical developmental player behind Nick Bolton and Drue Tranquill, Andreessen could make a lot of sense as a flier.

The Chiefs focused on athletes in this draft, essentially spending every pick on a player who tested well. Thus, it should surprise no one to see that Andreessen's athletic scores were through the roof.

Not only could Andreessen develop into a contributor down the line, but snagging him from the Bills would represent an additional win for the Chiefs. Kansas City has routinely fleeced Buffalo in trade situations over the years, so to beat them in a free-agency battle would be a fun new wrinkle.

The Chiefs' rookie minicamp will start on May 4th, concluding on the 6th. We'll keep you updated on players' performances throughout the week - here's hoping Kansas City and Andreessen make strong impressions on each other.

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