Word started circulating this past weekend that the Chiefs had come to terms with LB Cameron Sheffield. Today the team confirmed they have indeed signed the fifth round selection.
Sheffield (6-2, 257) was the second of Kansas City’s two selections in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He saw action in 47 games (37 starts) at Troy, recording 161 tackles (109 solo) with 15.0 sacks (-85.0 yards) and 28.5 tackles for loss. He added 55 QB pressures, an interception, eight passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
The Chiefs have now signed two of their seven draft picks with Kendrick Lewis being the only other player to sign. Training camp is less than two weeks away, so expect to see the four guys not named Berry signed in the next couple of days.
Berry, on the other hand, is much more difficult to predict. The first round hasn’t seen any action and the fifth overall pick isn’t going to lead the way. Before the Chiefs can nail down specifics, they need to see what the players in front of him end up settling on.
My best guess is that we are waiting at least through the first weekend of training camp before we see Berry in a Chiefs uniform. Maybe we’ll all be surprised and there will be a flood of first round picks coming to terms over the next week, but don’t hold your breath.