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
Extremely blessed n just thankful for the opportunity @Chiefs I promise y’all not going to see this coming pic.twitter.com/xrjMN8SgJN— darrel williams (@darrelwilliams_) April 29, 2018
Another congratulations to @boogXIV , 1 of our 4 QBs to join a new NFL team this weekend! @Chiefs pic.twitter.com/FFryrp2jRW— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) April 29, 2018
Ben Niemann to the Chiefs! Good Luck Ben. Sycamore Football is proud of you!— SHS Football (@SycoFootball) April 29, 2018
Milwaukee native and #Cyclones punter Colin Downing has been invited for a tryout in minicamp with the #Chiefs.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) April 29, 2018
Iowa LB Ben Niemann has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs, he tells @Landof10Iowa https://t.co/3WU8W7XjjD— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) April 28, 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
OL Ryan Hunter signs with the #Chiefs— Shane P. Hallam (@ShanePHallam) April 28, 2018
Congrats to @AStateFB TE Blake Mack on signing with the Kansas City @Chiefs!#WolvesUp | #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/F7Y6reuU4d— Arkansas State Athletics (@AStateRedWolves) 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
Congratulations Jimmy Murray @Jmur65 on signing with the #Chiefs!#3XL #ChiefsKingdom @Chiefs @HCrossFB @3XLSports #nfldraft2018 pic.twitter.com/wcotADAnnO— 3XL Sports Management (@3XLSports) April 29, 2018
@JakeKrause63 has accepted a minicamp invitation following the #NFLDraft with the @Chiefs!— Bemidji State Football (@BSUBeaversFB) April 29, 2018
Congrats, Jake1#GrindTheAxe #BeaverTerritory pic.twitter.com/sm9xld3FVL
UDFAs: #LSU FB JD Moore, the first football player to graduate in architecture at LSU in 25 years, is heading to the #Chiefs.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) April 28, 2018
Chiefs 2018 draft class
#CHIEFS CLASS OF 2018— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) April 28, 2018
2. Ole Miss DT Breeland Speaks
3. Florida State DT Derrick Nnadi
3. Clemson LB Dorian O’Daniel
4. Texas A&M S Armani Watts
6. Central Arkansas CB Tremon Smith
6. Tennessee OG Kahlil McKenzie