The Kansas City Chiefs go from the end of the 2019 NFL Draft to immediately looking at the 2019 NFL undrafted free agents (UDFAs). 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.
There is a case to be made that it is better to go undrafted than be drafted because then you can pick your situation. Recent successful undrafted Chiefs free agents include Daniel Sorensen, Albert Wilson and Demetrius Harris.
Teams can sign UDFAs up to the 90-man roster limit, so it varies by team how many UDFAs they will sign. UDFAs make the offseason roster, but they still often have a way 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.
Note that many of these signings are not official until the Chiefs actually announce who they have signed. They tend to do this in a wave early next week Some of these players will actually be given a chance to try out for the team but not actually given a contract.
Chiefs undrafted free agent signings and rumors
Per source, Texas LB Gary Johnson is heading to the Chiefs as a UDFA.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) April 27, 2019
Pretty solid pickup for KC. Johnson had 90 tackles last season, had 20 career starts with the Longhorns.
Texas linebacker Gary Johnson has agreed to terms with the Chiefs.— Jason B. Hirschhorn (@by_JBH) April 27, 2019
PunterScoop:— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) April 27, 2019
Rice punter Jack Fox has a deal in place with the Chiefs, source said
Just told by @pfsagency that Cody Thompson @cthom1441 has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. That seems like a VERY good move for the @Huron_Athletics graduate. @ToledoFB @MACSports— Brian Kollars (@briankollars) April 27, 2019
QB Kyle Shurmur signs as a priority free agent with the Chiefs. The four year Vanderbilt starter broke Jay Cutler’s passing records. The son of Giants coach Pat Shurmur also led Vandy to bowl games.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 27, 2019
Former Washington State RB James Williams has signed as an UDFA with the Kansas City Chiefs.— Lars Hanson (@LarsHanson) April 27, 2019
Logan Parker TE Southern Utah heading to Kansas City Chiefs.— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) April 27, 2019
Tulsa WR Justin Hobbs (and Shawnee Mission West grad) has been invited to the Chiefs' rookie minicamp, per a source.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 27, 2019
Former Michigan State WR Felton Davis III has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.— Colton Pouncy (@colton_pouncy) April 27, 2019
Princeton ATH John Lovett is signing with the #Chiefs, source said. Ivy League Player of the Year as a QB is likely a TE/H-back/special teams hybrid in the NFL. What better place to do it than under Andy Reid?— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 28, 2019
Former Hough and Clemson CB Mark Fields heading to the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.— Phil Orban (@philorbanWSOC9) April 28, 2019
Just in from the Stony Brook coaching staff:— Brian McLaughlin (@BrianMacWriter) April 28, 2019
WR Julius Wingate - Kansas City Chiefs (camp invite)
RB Don Liotine - invites to Minnesota Vikings & Washington Redskins camps
FB Cal Daniels - Washington Redskins (camp invite)#ChiefsDraft #VikingsDraft #RedskinsDraft
Fresno State WR Jamire Jordan to Chiefs— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) April 28, 2019
Sacramento State WR Andre Lindsey informs @HEROSportsFCS that he has will be in camp with the Kansas City Chiefs.— Brian McLaughlin (@BrianMacWriter) April 28, 2019
He's a 4.41 guy from his Pro Day. Great athlete out of the Big Sky Conference.@ArrowheadPride@ChiefsReporter#ChiefsDraft @TalkTomahawk
New Mexico CB Jalin Burrell is signing with the #Chiefs, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 28, 2019
San Jose State CB Dakari Monroe agreed to a UDFA deal with the Chiefs, per a source.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 28, 2019
Iowa DE Parker Hesse tells me he'll have tryouts with the Chiefs and Lions over the next two weeks. @ScottDochterman reported first. Four-year starter with the Hawkeyes gets a few NFL shots; likely will impress as a possible special-teamer, at minimum.— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) April 28, 2019
Am told Tracy Sprinkle's opportunity with the Chiefs is a camp invitation, so he hasn't signed a contract with the team yet. Will get an opportunity to impress the Chiefs and potentially earn a contract though, and has workouts lined up with other teams if he does not sign in KC.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) April 29, 2019