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Chiefs Show Interest In A Late Round Quarterback

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What will the Kansas City Chiefs do at quarterback in the 2011 NFL season? No, not replace starter Matt Cassel -- I'm talking about the backup quarterback. We're not sure if Brodie Croyle is coming back -- his contract is expiring -- so the Chiefs may be developing a plan to replace him, if he's not coming back (which we don't know).

We noted the other day the Chiefs were represented at the University of Minnesota's pro day and we also noted that there wasn't expected to be a large contingent of NFL scouts there because of the low number of draft prospects at Minnesota.

According to Aaron Wilson of National Football Post, the Chiefs kept their eye on Minnesota QB Adam Weber.

Weber is regarded as a later round option or a priority free agent, but the four-year starter's stock could be rising after a fairly impressive Pro Day workout.

Among the teams that have displayed interest in Weber, according to a league source: the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and the Carolina Panthers.

GM Scott Pioli has had some success with late round quarterbacks -- Tom Brady and Matt Cassel anyone? -- so I wouldn't be surprised at all to see them pick a developmental guy in the late rounds, or perhaps as an undrafted free agent.

Here's a run down of some of Weber's stats at Minnesota and his pro day. Sounds like a player to keep an eye on.