According to the Richmond-Times Dispatch, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed undrafted free agent DE Jeffrey Fitzgerald from Kansas State.
Fitzgerald started 25 games his first two seasons at Virginia, earning freshman All-America honors before transferring to Kansas State. In 2009 he led the Wildcats in both tackles for loss (10) and sacks (7).
Before the season, K-State coach Bill Snyder said that Fitzgerald had a higher vertical leap than any player on the roster.
“I hate to say a lineman can do that,” coach Snyder said. “He can get higher on the backboard, let me put it that way.”
No confirmation from the team yet, but it would make sense to bring in a local college kid like Fitzgerald. When you carry around that much weight (280) and still maintain off-the-charts athleticism, there has to be a spot on a roster somewhere in the league.
Fitzgerald seems like a perfect fit as a 3-4 DE, but after seeing Dion Gales (260) play inside last season it’s not crazy to think that Fitzgerald could get some run inside.