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Kansas City Chiefs Sign Two More Draft Picks and a Tryout Cornerback

June 6th, 2013 at 9:10 PM
By Aaron Friedland

On Thursday, as the Kansas City Chiefs concluded their offseason program until training camp next month, the team signed two more of their draft picks from April: TE Travis Kelce and LB Nico Johnson. Kelce comes out of Cincinnati, where he registered just over 750 yards receiving and nine touchdowns in 12 starts, as one of the Chiefs third round selections. Early signs project that Kelce will be a major part of Andy Reid's offense this season since tight ends have played a big role in the past under the head coach. So far this offseason, Kelce has lined up in multiple positions, ranging from wideout to the backfield. Chiefs fans should be prepared to see #87 a lot in 2013.

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Along with Kelce, LB Nico Johnson signs with the Chiefs as their fourth round pick, playing 52 games with the Crimson Tide of Alabama. Johnson was a part of three national championship teams in Tuscaloosa, winning the title in '09, '11, and '12. So he will look to bring his winning mentality to the pros and to a team that won only two games last season. Johnson will also look to become the starter alongside Pro Bowler Derrick Johnson and be the Johnson & Johnson linebackers inside the Chiefs defense. He will wear number 57.

The Chiefs were not done with their signings there. They also reached a contract with CB Vince Agnew, who was an offseason try-out. He previously played with the Dallas Cowboys in 2012, but spent most of his time on their practice squad. The Chiefs continue to add depth and competition to their secondary in attempt to find the right set of players for their newly attack-style defense. 

General Manager John Dorsey has not stopped looking for players to add to this team to make them better. Signing Travis Kelce and Nico Johnson leaves first pick OT Eric Fisher the only remaining unsigned draft pick.

Tags: Football, Kansas City, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, Nico Johnson, Travis Kelce, Vince Agnew

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