The Kansas City Chiefs worked out free agent tight end Clive Walford on Monday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The #Chiefs hosted FA TE Clive Walford, formerly of the #Jets, for a workout today, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2018
Walford, 26, is a 6-foot-4, 250-pounder who originally entered the league as a third-round pick in 2015 made by the Oakland Raiders. Walford spent 2018 training camp and preseason with the New York Jets before being waived at the 53-man roster deadline.
In 44 games over three years (2015-17) as a Raider, Walford compiled 70 receptions for 768 yards and six touchdowns. In six career games against the Chiefs, Walford had 15 catches for 158 yards.
The Chiefs’ current tight ends on the roster are Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris and Alex Ellis. Ellis had just one offensive snap and six special teams snaps for the Chiefs Sunday against the Steelers.
For comparison’s sake, Demetrius Harris had 17 offensive snaps and 30 on special teams in his return to the lineup.
Perhaps the Chiefs are looking for a potential upgrade at their third tight end position.