The Kansas City Chiefs are signing tight end Nick Keizer, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Chiefs to sign former Ravens TE Nick Keizer after a successful workout, according to league source #Chiefs— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 31, 2019
Keizer, 24, first entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens back in 2018. He signed a reserve/futures deal with the Ravens in January but was released by the team two weeks ago. PFF gave him a 55.2 grade for 2018’s preseason.
The 6-foot-5, 251-pound Keizer played college football at Grand Valley State, where he compiled 45 receptions for 734 yards and 11 touchdowns in three seasons. Nine of his 11 college touchdowns came in 2017. Grand Valley State posted a video of Keizer’s pro day back in 2018.
The Chiefs have a bit of a carousel going at the tight end position at the moment. With Travis Kelce recovering from offseason ankle surgery and Deon Yelder missing OTA practice on Thursday, fullback Anthony Sherman was working with the tight ends. John Phillips lasted just eight days with the club last week.
Keizer could compete with Blake Bell, Yelder, David Wells and John Lovett for a spot on the club, but right now the move seems like a necessity to provide bodies at practice.
Tight end depth remains as my number one concern for the team as Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph approaches.