Through their official Twitter feed, the Kansas City Chiefs have announced the signing of wide receiver Jalen Tolliver.
#Chiefs sign new wide receiver. https://t.co/CPKxGyDaFi— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) August 20, 2019
As expected, the Chiefs have also placed injured wide receiver Marcus Kemp on injured reserve.
On Monday, it was reliably reported that the Chiefs are bringing offensive lineman Jeff Allen back to the squad. However, the team has not yet officially announced that signing (or a corresponding roster move) so expect more roster news soon.
Tolliver, 23, joined the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas-Monticello in 2018. The 6-foot-3, 210 pound wideout played in three games for the Cardinals in 2018 — starting one of them — catching three passes on six targets. He was released from the team in early May. He was signed to the Tennessee Titans a week later, but released on August 10.
Tolliver played in 43 games over four seasons at Arkansas-Monticello, amassing 3,168 yards (and 39 touchdowns) on 192 receptions — an impressive 16.5 yards per catch.
He is a native of Rayville, Louisiana and attended Ouachita Parish high school in Monroe — the same town where Chiefs Hall of Fame safety Johnny Robinson operates his Johnny Robinson School for Boys.
He is the brother of Chris Tolliver, who played at LSU with Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu.