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KANSAS CITY SIGNS 10 ROOKIE FREE AGENTS

Posted Jul 27, 2011

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed 10 rookie free agents: DL Brandon Bair, TE Charlie Gantt, OL Chris Harr, OL Mike Ingersoll, LB Amara Kamara, OL Butch Lewis, OL David Mims, DL Lucas Patterson, WR Josue Paul and DB Demond Washington.

Bair (6-7, 272) played in 52 games (26 starts) at Oregon, recording 106 tackles (56 solo), 25.5 tackles for loss (-90.0 yards), 5.0 sacks (-31.0 yards), 12 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. The St. Anthony, Idaho native was an all-state selection at South Fremont High School in St. Anthony, Idaho.

Gantt (6-5, 260) appeared in 43 games (39 starts) at Michigan State, catching 65 passes for 951 yards (14.6 avg.) with nine TDs. The Farmington Hills, Mich. native played tight end and linebacker at Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Harr (6-6, 260) played in 43 games (36 starts) at Tennessee – Chattanooga. He was named the region 3A defensive player of the year at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Ingersoll (6-5, 300) saw action in 45 games at North Carolina. The Mint Hill, N.C. native prepped at Butler High School in Matthews, N.C.

Kamara (6-1, 240) appeared in 47 contests (42 starts) at Temple, producing 249 tackles (133 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, two QB pressures, an INT, eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He prepped at Weequahic High School in Newark, N.J.

Lewis (6-5, 295) played in 46 games (24 starts) at USC. The Denver, Colo. native was a ParadeAll-American at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo.

Mims (6-8, 335) started 23 games at Virginia Union. He prepped at South Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte, N.C.

Patterson (6-4, 295) played in 50 games (38 starts) at Texas A&M, tallying 131 tackles (56 solo), 10.0 tackles for loss (-32.0 yards), 4.5 sacks (-21.0 yards) and one pass defensed. He prepped at Kingsville High School in Kingsville, Texas.

Paul (6-1, 190) appeared in 38 games at Central Connecticut, catching 103 passes for 1,563 yards (15.2 avg.) with 10 touchdowns and returning 95 kickoffs for 2,065 yards (21.7 avg.) with four TDs. He prepped at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Fla.

Washington (5-9, 182) played in 27 games at Auburn, totaling 91 tackles (69 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss (-30.0 yards), 2.0 sacks (-22.0 yards), seven passes defensed, three interceptions and one fumble recovery. He began his collegiate career at Gulf Coast Community College.

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