Martin Rucker Among Tryout Players At Chiefs Minicamp

HOUSTON - AUGUST 28: Tight end Martin Rucker #83 of the Dallas Cowboys loses the ball as he his hit by safety Troy Nolan in the third quarter at Reliant Stadium on August 28 2010 in Houston Texas. Houston won 23-7. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp starting today at Arrowhead will include more than just the team's eight draft picks and 15 undrafted free agents. Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com writes this morning that a few first-year players (those with less than three games on the active roster) and at least 10 tryout players will be working out as well.

We know the name of at least one of those tryout players -- TE Martin Rucker. The "Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus is now breaking news and he writes on Twitter that Rucker, the former Mizzou tight end, will be trying out for the Chiefs this weekend. Rucker was a fourth round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft and has spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars.

It was reported earlier this week by other media outlets that Hampton QB David Legree signed a contract with the Chiefs. The team didn't announce him as one of the undrafted free agent signings so I'm guessing that Legree is really just a tryout player this weekend.

We'll see if the Chiefs release the names of the rest of the tryout players.

(H/T stagdsp)

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