Chiefs Sign David Herron And Mike Richardson

The Kansas City Chiefs have filled their two open roster spots by signing free agents David Herron and Mike Richardson.

Herron is a third year linebacker from Michigan State and spent most of his first two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings before being released on September 5th.  He also spent the first week of the 2007 season on the Patriots active roster, but returned to Minnesota the following week.

Richardson is a third year cornerback from Notre Dame and was a sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2007.  He appeared in 10 games for the Patriots before being released on August 17th.

Herron and Richardson effectively take the place of LB Monty Beisel and CB Richardo Colclough, who were released yesterday.  The moves bring the Chiefs transaction count up to eight over the past 24 hours.

I’d by lying if I said I knew much about either of these guys.  With all the “names” floating out there, it’s a bit of a surprise to see Herron and Richardson show up in Kansas City.  Though it’s not a surprise that both spent time with the New England Patriots.  Pioli drafted Richardson in New England, so it should be interesting to see how quickly he gets a chance to jump up the depth chart.

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