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Chiefs Sign (OL) Chandler Burden to Practice Squad

Posted Oct 2, 2013

The team terminated the practice squad contract of LB Darin Drakeford

The Kansas City Chiefs signed offensive guard Chandler Burden to the practice squad and terminated the practice squad contract of linebacker Darin Drakeford, the team announced Wednesday.

Chandler Burden (6-4, 310) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans on April 30, 2012. He was released by the Titans prior to the 2012 season, then signed by the Miami Dolphins, where he served on the team’s practice squad.

He was released by the Dolphins on Aug. 23, 2013. The Blue Ash, Ohio, native played collegiately at Kentucky, where he transitioned from defensive end to offensive tackle. He played in 43 games (26 starts) with the Wildcats.

Burden prepped at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    
Drakeford originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent on May 1, 2013. He spent the first four weeks of the regular season on the club’s practice squad roster. Drakeford played in 32 games (eight starts) at Maryland, recording 122 tackles (72 solo), including 9.5 behind the line of scrimmage, 2.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two passes defensed and an interception.

He prepped at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Washington, D.C.

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