Chiefs Sign Undrafted FA WR Jeremy Horne

The Chiefs have signed undrafted free agent WR Jeremy Horne from UMass.

Scouts Inc. assigned a rating of 30 to Horne and ranked him as the 61st WR.

You can check out his UMass profile here.

The Syracuse transfer finished 13th in career receiving yards in UMass history and ninth in career kickoff return yardage.  In 2008 he had 50 receptions for 895 yards and 8 touchdowns, then in 2009, he was third on his team with 23 catches for 302 yards while playing in all 11 games.

Was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, but had one-on-one interviews with New England and Carolina during UMass’ Pro Day.

“One of my strengths is I’m not just a wide receiver, but I think of myself as a football player,” Hornse said.  “I play on special teams, I’ll play defense if they need me to.  I try to be as versatile as I can be.”

There’s that word: versatile.  If you want to be a part of the much talked about “right 53″, versatility is key and Horne certainly brings that to the table.  With Javier Arenas and Dexter McCluster on the roster now, the Chiefs don’t have the need for a returner they did last season but it never hurts to have the ability when you are trying to be that last man on the roster.

Will be one of the few pure burners in training camp after running a 4.41 40 and is currently the tallest receiver on the roster at 6-3 along with Jerheme Urban.  Coming from a small school and being a year removed from solid production, Horne is a definite long-shot to make the final roster, but the kind of guy Todd Haley will be able to connect with.

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