The Kansas City Chiefs will go from the end of the 2018 NFL Draft to immediately looking at the 2018 NFL undrafted free agent signings. These are the players that did not get drafted in the NFL’s regular seven round draft but will be signed to free agent contracts with NFL teams after the draft. Sometimes it is better to go undrafted than be drafted because you can pick your team. Here’s some information on how UDFAs get paid.
Teams can sign UDFAs up to the 90-man roster limit so it varies by team how many UDFAs they will sign. Last year, the Chiefs signed 12 undrafted free agents after the draft. It’ll probably be a similar amount now. Maybe the Chiefs will pick up one of the best undrafted free agent players ever.
UDFAs make the offseason roster but they still often have a ways to go to make the 53-man roster which is decided shortly before the start of the season in September. It’s not unusual for a team to keep a UDFA or two (or more depending on how young your team is).
Note that many of these are not official until the Chiefs actually announce who they have signed. Some of these players will actually be given a chance to tryout but not actually given a contract and sometimes that news is confused during this initial UDFA period after the draft.
So, anyway, it’s unofficial until it’s official.
Chiefs undrafted free agent signings and rumors
ima be a kansas city chief!!— Dante Sawyer (@HiRoller95) April 29, 2018
Blessed to recieve a Kansas City Chiefs Rookie camp Invite. #Glory2God— Jaypee J Philbert Jr (@JAy_Peasy56) April 29, 2018
Ben Niemann to the Chiefs! Good Luck Ben. Sycamore Football is proud of you!— SHS Football (@SycoFootball) April 29, 2018
Murray State CB D'Montre Wade to the Chiefs.— Jason B. Hirschhorn (@by_JBH) April 28, 2018
Arkansas State DL Dee Liner to the Kansas City #Chiefs.— Christian Shanafelt (@ChrisShanafelt) April 28, 2018
Kansas State WR Byron Pringle to Chiefs on UDFA deal— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 28, 2018
Desert Edge alum Elijah Marks, who played collegiately at Northern Arizona, signs UDFA deal with the Kansas City Chiefs— Ralph Amsden (@ralphamsden) April 29, 2018