Chiefs Sign WR Jerheme Urban

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed WR Jerheme Urban, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Terms of the deal were not immediately known.

Urban played for Chiefs coach Todd Haley when he was an assistant for the Arizona Cardinals.

This is an interesting move by Kansas City.

Haley first crossed paths with Urban in Dallas when the Cowboys signed him to their practice squad in 2006.  He was cut before the 2007 season, but the next year became a member of the Arizona Cardinals.

Playing under Haley in 2008 he had the best season of his career.  He played in all 16 games and caught 34 passes for 448 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Before entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent, Urban was a two-sport star at Trinity University in Texas.

He holds the Trinity record for touchdowns and kick return yardage and was also named SCAC Track & Field Athlete of the Year each of his four years.

There’s no way to tell how much tread he has left on his tires, but at 6-3 he can be a factor even if he has lost a few steps in the vertical game.  Urban’s numbers won’t blow anyone away though playing behind Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin will keep anyone’s stats down.

Unlike another former Cardinals receiver — Lance Long — Urban produced during his time under Haley and has legitimate NFL size.

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