Archive for Wednesday, May 3, 2006

KU’s Reid officially signs with Chiefs

May 3, 2006


— Kansas University standout Nick Reid, a Wichita native and the coaches' choice as Big 12 Conference defensive player of the year, is headed for the team for which he always wanted to play.

The hard-hitting linebacker was one of 15 rookie free agents who agreed to terms Tuesday with the Kansas City Chiefs. Each player signed a two-year agreement.

Unlike the Chiefs' selections in last weekend's college draft, the free agents are heavily tilted toward offense. Only five of the 15 play defense. Six of the free agents are wide receivers, a position of need for Kansas City.

The 6-foot-3, 234-pound Reid started 40 games for Kansas and wound up second all-time for the Jayhawks with 416 tackles. He also had 14 sacks, three interceptions, 14 passes defensed and six forced fumbles.

He was also an outspoken leader for one of the nation's top defenses.

Also agreeing to terms were wide receivers Kyle Brown, Chris Hannon, Jermaine Jamison, Travis La Tendresse, Dan Melendez and Ryan Waller; tight ends Derek Morris and Robert Dockery; guard Steve Franklin; linebackers Brandon Guillory and William Kershaw; fullback Jake Slaughter; defensive tackle Alex Guerero; and running back De Arrius Howard.


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