The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off a voluntary three-day minicamp Tuesday with nearly perfect attendance. They even had two non-roster free agents participate, according to Adam Teicher.
Tight end Jeron Mastrud and linebacker Orie Lemon took part in the minicamp, looking to earn a spot on the roster for training camp. Mastrud played his college ball locally at Kansas State, while Lemon starred at Oklahoma State.
Mastrud was an undrafted free agent of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010, but was unable to make their final roster. After a day (yes, a day) on the New England Patriots roster, he moved onto the Miami Dolphins.
The former Wildcat ended up playing 36 games (six starts) the last three seasons. In that time he caught just one pass for eight yards. If anyone would know what he can bring to the table, it would be new Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano, who played with Mastrud for each of his three years in the NFL.
Lemon entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent of the Dallas Cowboys in 2011, but didn’t make it onto the field until last year. That’s when he played in five games, picking five tackles, including four against the New York Giants in Week 8.
If either player catches Andy Reid’s eye, you should see them ink a deal shortly after this minicamp comes to a close on Thursday so they can join the Chiefs for OTAs next month.