The Kansas City Chiefs added some depth and experience at their wide receiver position by signing Bobby Engram and Terrence Cooper. The Chiefs also added linebacker Monty Beisel.
Engram and Copper add experience to a Kansas City’s offense that features wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and new quarterback Matt Cassel, who recently was traded to the Chiefs from the New England Patriots. If the Chiefs can hold onto tight end Tony Gonzalez, all of the sudden this becomes a formidable receivers corp.
Engram was selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (52nd overall) of the 1996 draft and spent five seasons with the team before joining the Seattle Seahawks in 2001. Engram had 399 receptions and 18 touchdowns in eight seasons with the Seahawks, including six catches for 70 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL and career-highs in receptions (94) and receiving yards (1,147) in 2007.
In five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens, Copper has played in 63 games, five of them starts. He caught 46 passes for 600 yards with six touchdowns and returned 26 kickoffs for 502 yards during that time.
Beisel, another veteran added to the linebackers, will provide experience. Beisel made stops with the New England Patriots (2005), with whom he played alongside new Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel, and the Arizona Cardinals (2006-08), for whom he started in Super Bowl XLIII. Chiefs defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast is very familiar with Beisel.
Listen to head coach Toddy Haley as he talks about why he wanted Engram on his team.
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