The Kansas City Chiefs have signed a new player -- DB Mikail Baker. The defensive back is coming from the St. Louis Rams, who waived/injured him last season. The Rams drafted him in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft.
Baker went to Baylor where he played receiver, as well as cornerback and safety, in a six-year career. Those extra seasons come from a pair of injuries he had -- broken collarbone in 2007 and tearing a whole bunch of important ligaments in his knee in 2009.
Here's what Baker said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last year after the Rams drafted him:
"I feel like I'm a long guy that likes to get up in man coverage, use a little speed, my athleticism," he said. "I know how to play the ball if I'm playing receiver. I'm not scared of special teams. I played special teams basically my whole career at Baylor. I played every special team. I'm just a hard-nosed football player. I love the game."
He'll probably have to make his mark on special teams, possibly as a gunner.
Here's what his bio from the Chiefs has to say:
The Baylor University product played in 50 games (13 starts) during his collegiate career. He recorded 52 tackles (40 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, five passes defensed, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. He also played receiver for the Bears, catching 26 passes for 354 yards (13.6 avg.) with two touchdowns. He owns 83 kickoff returns for 1,963 yards with one touchdown. Baker is regarded as the most prolific kick returner in Baylor history as he holds the school's career records for returns (83) and return yardage (1,963).