Archive for Wednesday, March 12, 2008

K.C. adds Ravens receiver

March 12, 2008


— The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms Tuesday with free-agent wide receiver Devard Darling, shoring up the team's receiving corps after the release of Eddie Kennison.

Darling, Baltimore's third-round pick in 2004, played in 30 games in four seasons for the Ravens, catching 20 passes for 331 yards with three touchdowns. Eighteen of those catches came in 2007, when he played in every game.

In college, Darling played his freshman season at Florida State before transferring to Washington State after the death of his brother, Devaughn.

Devaughn Darling died in 2001 at the age of 18 of an apparent cardiac arrhythmia during an offseason workout at Florida State.

The brothers learned they had a genetic blood disorder, known as a sickle cell trait, from a physical before their freshman year at the school. Medical examiners said the disorder may have contributed to the death, although no definitive medical cause was cited.

Kennison, 35, played for the Chiefs for seven seasons and was their top receiver for most of that time. But last season, he was limited by hamstring and shoulder injuries to only eight games, catching 13 passes for 101 yards.


craigers 10 years, 2 months ago

I'm betting they will do that in the draft since they seem to be going with younger players. Free agency is used to fill some spots that we need and we did need a receiver. I hope Bowe still produces this year like he did last year.

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