We go from the NFL Draft season to 2016 undrafted free agent signings season. We're tracking all the Kansas City Chiefs UDFA signings as we do every year. These are the players that are eligible for the 2016 NFL Draft but did not get drafted. We'll have a list of best available players remaining after the draft. Find a list of all the 2016 NFL Draft picks here.
I bet some of these UDFA signings will come from this list, which includes the players that visited the Chiefs (that we know about) or that the Chiefs worked out. GM John Dorsey seemed to use a lot of visits and workouts this year for players that were likely to be UDFAs.
Important note: These aren't official yet. This time is notorious for players deciding on one team and then choosing another or a reporter getting the UDFA signing wrong or confusing a rookie minicamp invite for an actual signing. We'll collect all the rumors here and the Chiefs will confirm them at some point in the future.
These players can sign with any team that offers them. Sometimes it might even be better to be an undrafted free agent rather than a late seventh round pick because you can pick the best fit for you.
The Chiefs have had some success with undrafted fre agents. Look at WR Albert Wilson who is competing to be the Chiefs No. 2 receiver and was an undrafted free agent out of Georgia State a few years ago. There's also LB Justin March, who looked good last training camp until a knee injury sidelined him. There will be a player or two here that stick and make the roster. Some of the others could make up the practice squad.
Some players will receive signing bonuses. The more you want a player the more you'll pay them in a signing bonus. We won't see a frenzy like OL La'el Collins last year, who shockingly went undrafted and ended up going to the Dallas Cowboys.
Chiefs UDFA rumors
Mitch Mathews (WR, BYU) just signed w/the Kansas City Chiefs despite offers from many other teams... Really likes the opportunity there.— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) April 30, 2016
Vandy offensive lineman Jake Bernstein has signed free agent deal with Kansas City Chiefs— Adam Sparks (@AdamSparks) April 30, 2016
Just confirmed with OLB Herbert Gamboa: He's got a rookie mini camp invite with KC Chiefs next week.— AJ Mazzolini (@ajmazzolini) April 30, 2016
Brandon Eakins to Kansas City Chiefs— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 1, 2016
Fmr. Troy H.S. and Iowa standout Jordan Canzeri went undrafted, but will work out for Saints & Chiefs. Go 2 https://t.co/MxY6X98OUr 4 more— CapRegionSportsnet (@capsportsnet23) May 1, 2016
Citadel WR Brandon Eakins will sign as FA with KC Chiefs on a tryout basis at rookie camp; Chatt QB Jacob Huesman to Steelers— Jeff Hartsell (@Jeff_fromthePC) May 1, 2016
Congrats to former Hornet Trey Wesley on his free agent deal with the KC Chiefs. #Hiram— Hiram Football (@HiramFBall) May 1, 2016
Utah G/C Siaosi Aiono has signed with the Kansas City #Chiefs per source.— Levi Damien (@LeviDamien) April 30, 2016
Congrats to PSA client and 2015 @National_Bowl alum, Jake Ceresna (DL, Cortland), for being invited to the K.C. Chiefs' Rookie Mini-Camp!— John Perez (@PerezSportsJP) May 1, 2016
Shakiel Randolph to the Kansas City Chiefs on undrafted rookie deal— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 1, 2016
Zach Sterup (T/G, Nebraska) will be attending mini-camp with the Kansas City Chiefs.— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) May 2, 2016
#Chiefs signed Dartmouth DB Vernon Harris as UDFA, a source confirms. The 6-1, 197-pound Harris was 1st-team All-Ivy League. 4.49 40 speed.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) May 2, 2016