Lots of news happened yesterday in the NFL, besides the extension of the deadline for an NFL Lockout. A number of players were extended contract tenders and more were officially signed to various NFL teams. A number of former Kansas City Chiefs players were among them.
S Tyron Brackenridge has signed a contract extension with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brackenridge, an undrafted college free agent, was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs just days after the 2006 NFL Draft. Over two seasons, Brackenridge played in 14 games for the Chiefs, mainly on special teams and as a backup safety. He's probably best known for following Bernard Pollard in the rather ridiculous Hard Knocks locker room dance video.
OT Will Svitek was signed to a contract by the Atlanta Falcons yesterday. Svitek played in 17 games last season for the Falcons as a backup offensive lineman. That's virtually the same role Svitek filled in Kansas City after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He started four games over three seasons for the Chiefs before being cut in August 2008.
DE Turk McBride was given a second round tender offer by the Detroit Lions yesterday. McBride actually had a pretty good season for the Lions last year. He had five sacks in 15 games. McBride ended up in Detroit with Gunther Cunningham after being cut by the Chiefs in 2009. Given McBride's second round tender, the highest possible tender, the Detroit Lions certainly want him back in 2011.
And that's it for former Chiefs players in the news. Any regrets losing these players? Not from me....