The Chiefs have been working this past week with an open spot on their practice squad and have finally filled that spot. The team announced they have added OL Jermail Porter.
Porter originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with New England in 2009. After being released by the Patriots he worked out for the Chiefs in October.
An All-America wrestler at Kent State, he posted a 119-43 career record. Porter finished sixth at the 2009 NCAA Championships after winning the Mid-America Conference heavyweight title as a senior. He attended Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio.
This is a perfect player for the practice squad. Porter had never played a snap of organized football before his time with the Patriots.
That’s right, my two years of high school football gives me more playing experience than Porter. Unfortunately for me, I’m not 6-5 and 300 pounds with out-of-this-world athleticism.
Get a look at Porter for the rest of the season, work with him in the offseason and possibly training camp. If he can “get it” maybe you find a diamond in the rough the way the Patriots did with starting guard Stephen Neal, another guy that didn’t play football in high school or college.