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NFL Supplemental Draft ends with no Chiefs picks

Only one team picked a player in this year’s supplemental draft

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The NFL Supplemental Draft was held on Wednesday. The Kansas City Chiefs did not make offers for any players that were available.

Just one player was selected: Washington State safety Jalen Thompson, who was taken by the Arizona Cardinals with a 2020 fifth-round pick.

Thompson was one of a handful of players eligible for this year’s supplemental draft — a group that also included West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms, Syracuse linebacker Shyheim Cullen, St. Francis (Ill.) cornerback Bryant Perry and Northland (Minn.) tight end Devonaire Clarington.

These players were not eligible for the NFL Draft in April, but have become eligible since then because their status has changed in some way — for example, academics, discipline and so on.

Any player not selected in the supplemental draft becomes an undrafted free agent who may sign with any team. According to a report from Tom Pelissero of NFL network, one of them — Simms — has already signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Unlike its flashy cousin held in April, the supplemental draft isn’t held in a big auditorium filled with NFL fans. There is no TV coverage. The participants don’t even get together in one place. Instead, is is conducted via email with the league office.

Totally boring.

But still... once in a while, a noteworthy player is selected in the supplementary draft. Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter was selected in 1987 after being suspended for hiring an agent while he was still in college. Ahmad Brooks was selected in 2006 after being dismissed from his college team. Josh Gordon was selected in 2012 after failing a marijuana test.

The 2020 NFL Supplemental Draft will be held next July. Don’t check your local listings.

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