The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed for San Diego Chargers TE Brian Parker off the waiver wire. This according to a report from Aaron Wilson.
Chiefs awarded Brian Parker off waivers from Chargers, per a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 6, 2015
Parker was a Chargers undrafted free agent this year who came out of Albany. He was said to have interest from nine teams as an undrafted free agent, including the Chiefs. He had one catch for 14 yards in the preseason. The Chargers reportedly wanted to keep him on the practice squad.
This means that the Chiefs will have to clear one roster spot, which potentially means cutting a player who thought they made the team yesterday.
Here's an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune earlier this year on Parker:
"My technique improved tremendously," Parker said of his time at Albany. "My physicality jumped through the roof. But it's all about footwork and finishing. That's one thing I really took pride in, my finishing, whether it was an outside linebacker or a 5-technique (defensive end), I took pride in how I finished blocks. ...
"(The Chargers) want someone who can excel in the receiving game and the blocking game rather than have one guy who can do this and one guy who can do that. That's where I want to stand out."
The Chiefs now have four tight ends on the roster: Travis Kelce, rookie James O'Shaughnessy, Demetrius Harris, who was injured most of the offseason, and now Parker. Things are getting interesting at that position.