Chiefs Reportedly Claim LB

From River Falls, Wisconsin reported that the Chiefs have claimed on waivers LB Vince Redd, who was released over the weekend by the New England Patriots. Redd arrived on campus late Monday evening.

He is 6-6, 260 pounds, a second-year player out of Liberty. He signed with the Patriots last year as a college free agent. He spent the first part of the ‘08 season on New England’s practice squad, but then played in five of the last six games. He had two tackles on defense and six on special teams.

He started his college career at the University of Virginia, where he played two seasons before transferring to Liberty.

The Chiefs also worked out a handful of players Monday afternoon on the grass inside Ramer Field. They did not acknowledge the workouts let alone provide names and would not allow the media to watch the session. One of those taking part was WR D.J. Hackett, who has played four seasons in the league with Seattle and Carolina. The KC Star reports that two other receivers were 34-year old Amani Toomer (Giants) and 30-year old David Terrell (Bears, Patriots, Broncos.)

23 Responses to “Chiefs Reportedly Claim LB”

  • August 3, 2009  - findthedr says:


  • August 3, 2009  - findthedr says:

    the other 2 wr were david terell and amani toomer. THe chiefs cut guard Harrison.

  • August 3, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    So these “22 guys - any will do” go into a bar…


  • August 3, 2009  - Big Lee says:

    Wonder if the Vikes are looking for a QB to compete for a backup position. chiefs have a couple of those guys, and Vikes see plenty of Chiefs during preseason. Let’s be open to a future draft pick or 2.

  • August 3, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    alex k doesn’t care, but… from the River Falls website:

    “There were two notable drops in practice today. In the team’s 6-0 drill, where all six receivers get a ball thrown, wide receivers Taurus Johnson and Lawerence Quinten each had a drop.”

    - no way, not Q!!! Must be a typo…

    Meanwhile, the QB race is just that…a race and again today, Croyle outshone them all. The stats - “Tyler Thigpen 5-9, Brodie Croyle 3-4, Cassell 5-8.”

    Brodie Croyle is making his move…sweet!


  • August 3, 2009  - Damon, from Baltimore says says:

    would be nice 2 have toomer he’s a proven wrin this league

  • August 3, 2009  - MarkC says:

    During the team’s 2-minute drill at the end of practice, kicker Ryan Succop was rushed onto the field with time expiring to kick a 50-plus yard field goal. Succop drilled it and sent the sideline into cheers.

  • August 3, 2009  - Scott says:

    Oooo yeah…Brodie was 3 for 4, TODAY. In one drill. On his way to the Pro Bowl, for sure.

    If I can hit 3 for 4 in a practice drill…can I too be “da man?”

    BTW…your ass is showing.

  • August 3, 2009  - ED says:

    David Terrell heck no that guy is garbage. Maybe Amani, but how many veteran receivers do we really need we already have Engram. But hey if he’s looking better than Bradley and Darling why not.

  • August 3, 2009  - Damon, from Baltimore says says:

    Does anybody have any info on how the workout went? Hope it’s Toomer

  • August 3, 2009  - truthfull T says:

    Scott is jealous of Rin Tin Tin.

  • August 3, 2009  - colby says:

    Toomer could be a quick fix. Hackett is intriguing but injury prone. I can’t even believe Terrell is still trying to stick in the league. Also, I’m not at all surprised the Chiefs claimed Redd. As soon as I saw the Pats cut him I thought that Pioli might not be able to resist snapping him up. He’s a big guy and was a decent pass rusher in college. We need all the competition we can get to improve our pass rush so I’m all for it.

  • August 3, 2009  - alex k says:

    Hilarious…I also saw today where Tory Holt Dropped a pass and the next play mike thomas made a great grab…from the jacksonville cbssportsline feed.

    Must mean that Holt stinks, and Thomas is the better reciever right?

    Ive explained why I think Lawrence can make the team, you NEVER explain why you KNOW something…..Its ridiculous…and agreed, your ass is showing

  • August 3, 2009  - alex k says:

    As For Q Lawrence:
    I just would hope a guy that is that fast, can make a team without a lot of big plays

    What bothers me, is that you almost root AGAINST these players…I dont know more than the next guy if Lawrence can do a thing, because he was a small school guy(I saw Magee play, and Jackson, but not this kid)…however, based on just a little film, you can see he has pure speed, and insane quickness. I want a playmaker on this team, he MAY fill that void

  • August 3, 2009  - SDSam says:


    so confusing

    Wasn’t DWayne Bowe dropping passes on Hard Knocks?

    Im pretty sure we like him now?

    why are people so quick to say a guy can’t do it? they are young and they all worked hard for this.
    Isn’t is like the 3rd or 4th practice?

    Really I thought this was about the Chiefs, and talking about who can play well, or maybe fit a scheme.

    I’ve observed this page for so long and continue to read Bob’s content, and I love to read opposing views from Scott or the Anono guy, or alex k, or but why not be positive?

    So that is why Tony G never won a playoff game? that outlook on the team…its confusing.

  • August 3, 2009  - SDSam says:

    I respect styles of writing, such as the real Rin tin tin. I just dont respect this expecting people to fail before they can at least rent a car legally

  • August 3, 2009  - alex k says:

    Anyone know much about this Linebacker? Thats what I really want to discuss….

    Seems like a real workout Freak, but just isnt very strong….Thoughts….? I figure any add to our special teams is positive.

    And maybe does he beat out a Williams or Mays……

  • August 4, 2009  - Mark says:

    Can’t hurt picking him up. He’s young, big and fast, and the Pats thought enough of him to play him last year as an UDFA. Maybe he can be like Erik Walden, a special teams demon early in the season, who Herm stupidly cut last year, and was quickly snapped up by Parcells in Miami, where he continued to shine on ST’s.
    As for WR, the only one of interest should be Hackett. He has a similar profile to Darling and Bradley. Terrell has failed in too many places, but I’d rank him 2nd on that list, and Toomer is too old and totally done. The Giants need WR’s badly and easily cut him. We have one ancient WR in Engram, that’s more than enough.

  • August 4, 2009  - SG says:

    “why are people so quick to say a guy can’t do it?”

    Trolls happen…

  • August 4, 2009  - truthfull T says:

    alex k is jealous of Rin Tin Tin too.

  • August 4, 2009  - SG says:

    “And maybe does he beat out a Williams”

    Maybe - afterall - if Williams doesn’t contribute on special teams or anywhere else, he seems on the list to be cut.

  • August 4, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    alex k, his ‘Q’ resolve wavering nee waning, head hanging down, beaten, by the man-dog known… RIN.


  • August 4, 2009  - alex k says:

    Great Point Mark.

    I totally agree with Walden, I really wish we wouldve kept him, he was a difference maker on special teams, just fits a 3-4….figures miami has the guy

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