With rookie tight end Travis Kelce out for the season and veteran Anthony Fasano still battling injuries, the Kansas City Chiefs continued to look for reinforcements this week.
The team reportedly worked out tight ends Colin Cochart, Dedrick Epps and Evan Moore, though none were signed despite an opening on the practice squad. The spot on the eight-man roster was filled by free agent CB Vernon Kearney.
Cochart first entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of South Dakota State with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011. He played 10 games for the Bengals that season, including three starts, catching five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. The Cowboys claimed him off waivers after final cuts last season, but he never appeared in a game.
Epps was a seventh round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2010, though he ended up making his NFL premiere later that season with the Miami Dolphins, appearing in three games.
After being released by the Dolphins in 2011 as part of final cuts, Epps moved on to the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets practice squad. The Jets parted ways with Epps last September and he was added to the Chicago Bears practice squad.
His last stop was a second stint with the New York Jets in 2012, which saw him play in three games and catch one pass for nine yards. New York waived/released him early in the season.
Moore is the most intriguing of the bunch and not just because he brings the most experience. He also has ties to Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey.
Dorsey first gave him his shot in the NFL by signing him with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford in 2008. His time with the Packers was cut short by a season-ending knee injury in August, but he got a chance the next year with the Cleveland Browns and stuck.
Though Moore started on the Browns practice squad, he was promoted to the active roster and spent three years in Cleveland appearing in 33 games, including eight starts. With the Browns he caught 62 passes for 804 yards and five touchdowns.
His time in Cleveland ended before last season, though he moved on to the Seattle Seahawks and then Reid’s Philadelphia Eagles. He played one game for Reid last year and was cut in April by new head coach Chip Kelly.
If the Chiefs continue to be without Fasano, it would make sense for the Chiefs to add Moore for some experience to the position.