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Roster for Chiefs Rookie Minicamp

Posted May 11, 2012

A total of 38 players will participate in the three-day camp


Eight draft picks, 15 college free agents, five first-year veterans and 10 tryout players make up the 38-man roster for this weekend’s Chiefs Rookie Minicamp.

Practices begin Friday at the team’s training facility and run through Sunday afternoon. Helmets will be worn and the offense will line up against the defense, but no contact is permitted.

Minicamp is not open to the public, but media will be allowed to cover practice sessions on Friday and Sunday. Rookies may stay in Kansas City and join veterans in the offseason workout program beginning on Monday as long as their college semester has concluded.

Under center this weekend will be former Hampton QB David LeGree, who is one of the 10 players invited to camp on a tryout basis.

The Chiefs currently have seven roster spots open before reaching their 90-man training camp limit, making it possible some of the tryout players will be offered contracts following camp.

Also in town on a tryout is former University of Missouri TE Martin Rucker.

Rucker, a St. Joseph native, is one of two tryout players owning previous NFL game experience. He is a former fourth-round pick of the Browns and has appeared in 12 career games with Cleveland (2008), Dallas (2010) and Jacksonville (2011). Rucker owns two career receptions for 17 yards.

Veteran free agent LB Leon Williams, a former fourth-round pick of the Browns when Romeo Crennel was serving as Cleveland’s head coach, was also invited to camp on a tryout basis. Williams has seen action in 57 games (12 starts), recording 154 career tackles and 5.0 career sacks.

Williams was out of football last season, but played in 11 games with the Cowboys in 2010.

Rookie minicamp also permits first-year veterans with no pension credits (less than three games on the 53-man roster or injured reserve in a single season) to participate.

First-year players practicing this weekend include RB Shaun Draughn, FB Shane Bannon, WR Jamar Newsome, OL Rob Bruggeman and OL Luke Patterson. Draughn was active for the 2011 season finale at Denver.

Chiefs 2012 Rookie Minicamp Roster

QUARTERBACKS (1)
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE COLLEGE ACQ.
4 David LeGree QB 6-5 230 22 Hampton Tryout
RUNNING BACKS (5) 
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE COLLEGE ACQ.
38 Shane Bannon FB 6-3 245 23 Yale FA-12
32 Shaun Draughn RB 6-0 225 24 UNC FA-11
45 Nate Eachus RB 5-10 212 21 Colgate CFA-12
49 Taylor Gentry FB 6-2 250 22 NC State CFA-12
42 Cyrus Gray RB 5-10 206 24 Texas A&M D6-12
WIDE RECEIVERS (6)
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE COLLEGE ACQ.
8 Josh Bellamy WR 6-0 206 22 Louisville CFA-12
88 Junior Hemingway WR 6-1 225 23 Michigan   D7b-12
17 Brandon Kinnie WR 6-3 220 23 Nebraska CFA-12
84 Jamar Newsome WR 6-1 201 24 UCF FA-12
83 Devon Wylie WR 5-9 187 23 Fresno State D4-12
19 James Winchester WR/LS 6-3 200 23 Oklahoma Tryout
TIGHT ENDS (2)
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE COLLEGE ACQ.
48 Tim Biere TE 6-4 260 22 Kansas CFA-12
44 Martin Rucker TE 6-6 255 26 Missouri Tryout
OFFENSIVE LINE (7)
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE COLLEGE ACQ.
71 Jeff Allen OL 6-4 307 22 Illinois D2-12
60 Rob Bruggeman OL 6-4 286 26 Iowa FA-12
75 Justin Cheadle OL 6-2 290 23 California CFA-12
68 Cam Holland OL 6-2 320 23 UNC CFA-12
77 Luke Patterson OL 6-4 295 24 Texas A&M FA-12
79 Donald Stephenson OL 6-6 312 23 Oklahoma D3-12
67 Jacob Phillips OL 6-6 297 24 Belhaven Tryout
DEFENSIVE LINE (3)
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE COLLEGE ACQ.
70 Ethan Johnson DE 6-4 300 22 Notre Dame CFA-12
60 Jerome Long DL 6-5 285 22 San Diego St. D7-12
92 Dontari Poe DT 6-3 346 21 Memphis D1-12
LINEBACKERS (2) 
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE COLLEGE ACQ.
53 Dexter Heyman LB 6-3 238 22 Louisville CFA-12
66 Leon Williams LB 6-4 237 28 Miami Tryout
DEFENSIVE BACKS (7)
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE COLLEGE ACQ.
45 Dominique Ellis DB 5-11 195 22 S. Carolina St. Tryout
42 Jean Fanor DB 6-1 200 22 Bethune-Cookman CFA-12
48 Chandler Fenner DB 6-1 189 21 Holy Cross CFA-12
46 Tysyn Hartman DB 6-3 206 22 Kansas State CFA-12
49 DeQuan Menzie DB 5-11 202 22 Alabama D5-12
31 Terrance Parks DB 6-2 218 22 Florida State CFA-12
38 Neiko Thorpe DB 6-2 185 22 Auburn CFA-12
SPECIALISTS (5)
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE COLLEGE ACQ.
20 Jason Cunningham K 6-1 180 22 Montana St. Tryout
26 Tom DeTemple LS 6-2 232 23 Cincinnati Tryout
1 Paul Hershey P 6-3 198 23 Ohio Tryout
41 Clint Mower LS 6-3 215 24 Utah Tryout
14 Matt Szymanski K 6-1 196 23 SMU CFA-12