Remember Verran Tucker? The undrafted receiver out of Cal?
The former Chief just signed with the Spokane Shock of the Arena League, which surprised me a little. I thought he had NFL-caliber talent in his short time with the Kansas City Chiefs.
He seemed to be one of the only deep threats for the Chiefs during the 2010 season and finished that season with six receptions for 114 yards for an average of nearly 20 yards per catch.
(Sign you follow your team too closely: Wondering about the loss of a guy that has six career catches and hasn't played in the NFL in a year and a half. What can I say? I get attached.)
While Tucker didn't make an NFL roster, he does enter the Spokane Shock with more NFL experience than anyone else in Shock franchise history. As Shock head coach Andy Olson said, he's proven himself in the "outdoor" game. "Obviously, he has proven himself in the outdoor game and I'm excited to teach him the Arena game," Olson said.
Between this and our Justin Medlock update last week, I think we have our former Chiefs update quota covered.
Oh, by the way, guess who's still playing in the Arena League? Yep, Bobby Sippio. (And former Chiefs LB Pierre Walters.)