Cody Slate comes from Marshall and stands 6'3" and 240 pounds (per CBSSports.com).
He was selected to the All-Conference USA First Team as voted on by the coaches.
Last December, he was lost for the season with a knee injury. He ended 2009 with 50 receptions for 607 yards.
For his career, he had 199 receptions, 2,619 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Another tight end was a necessity as both Brad Cottam and rookie Tony Moeaki haven't participated in any OTAs thus far due to injuries.
Look for Slate to fill a body during camp. He'll have his work cut out for him to find a spot on the roster, especially considering another rookie free agent tight end, Leroy Banks, has drawn some nice reviews.
Here's some stats on him as well as a highlight video.
This leaves the Chiefs with 87 roster players. They are only allowed 80 players under contract but the seven draft picks and S Jarrad Page have yet to sign so the Chiefs can sign one more body assuming none of those contracts are done.