I know I really haven’t said much since Monday so I thought I would try to catch up. (BTW I have been working on tryng to get this site to load faster, does anyone else have problems with loading time here? PLEASE let me know if youd do)
First off, I wanted to congradulate Arrowhead Pride for first off putting together this great post on the Chiefs (in)ability to draft defensive players over the last SEVEN YEARS, and secondly for having Dr. Z @ Sports Illistrated take notice. Great work Chris and to the creator of this post ‘DThomasReigns’.
Roster Moves This Week:
Dantrell Savage has been released so apparenlty the Chiefs are happy (enough) with K-Rob returning kicks and punts… for now at least.
The Chiefs have added LB Curtis Gatewood and DE Andy Studebaker.
Gatewood (6-2, 248)
- signed with Washington as a rookie free agent out of Vanderbilt in 2008. He appeared in three preseason contests with the Redskins before being released. He has spent nine weeks on Washington’s practice squad this season. The Memphis, Tennessee native played in 47 games (24 starts) and tallied 110 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks in his four-year career at Vanderbilt. Gatewood was a Class 5A first team all-region selection and defensive MVP as a prep at White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
Studebaker (6-3, 248) was the third of Philadelphia’s three sixth-round draft choices (203rd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft. The Wheaton College (IL) product spent the last 11 weeks on Philadelphia’s practice squad. He appeared in all four of the Eagles preseason tilts and, but was released prior to the start of the regular season.
The Congreville, Illinois native was a NCAA Division III All-America selection at Wheaton College and tallied an NCAA-best 17.5 sacks during his junior season. He finished his career after playing in 28 games (23 starts) and registering 111 tackles, 30.0 sacks, four fumble recoveries, 14 passes defensed and 25 QB pressures. Studebaker prepped at Eureka High School where he was an all-conference tight end and defensive end.
The Chiefs also promoted Jackie Battle from the practice squad to the 53 man roster and added DT Antwon Burton to the practice squad.
- (6-2, 308) has seen duty in seven NFL contests over the last two seasons with Denver, tallying nine tackles (five solo). He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Denver in 2006, spending time on the Broncos practice squad before joining the 53-man roster for the final eight games of the 2006 season. Burton saw his most extensive NFL action a season ago, appearing in six contests and registering eight tackles (five solo) before spending the final seven weeks of 2007 on Denver’s developmental squad. He attended training camp with Cincinnati in 2008, but was released prior to the start of the regular season.
As a Chiefs fan we all remember DT and what he meant to this team. Now, his son, Derrion, is making a name for himself in the Kansas City High School ranks, becoming quite an unstoppable force. Bob Gretz did a great article about it and it is a MUST read.
That’s all for now, have a great day Chiefs fans!