It's official!!!! I am a Kansas City chief— Mardy Gilyard (@MardyGilyard) February 9, 2013
Gilyard was the 99th overall selection of the 2010 draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played in just 11 games for the Rams in 2010 and finished his rookie season with 6 receptions for 63 yards.
He was released by the Rams the following season during final cut downs after the last pre-season game. He has bounced around the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles over the past two seasons having been signed and cut twice by each team.
Obviously his time with the Eagles means that new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is familiar with Gilyard. Considering it's only been two years since Gilyard was drafted and he's passed through three NFL teams already I wouldn't put too much into this move. But it's a name a lot of Chiefs fans know and I know I thought highly of him coming out of college.
Here's a quick look at Dan Kadar from SB Nation's Mocking the Draft's scouting report on Gilyard back in 2010.
Despite the lack of top end speed, Gilyard is a threat down the field because of his ability to make the difficult catch with a cover man draped all over him. He will do most of his damage as a short and intermediate receiving option because he can find the tight windows and make those tough catches.
Maybe it's just me but I thought it was the old regime that put out news late on a Friday night? I guess this is coming from Gilyard himself so it's not really the same.
Does this change anything regarding the rest of the off-season for the Chiefs?