The Kansas City Chiefs moved closer to the roster limit of 90 Wednesday when they came to terms with four free agents. DB Dominique Ellis, TE Martin Rucker and LB Leon Williams all took part in the Chiefs rookie mini-camp over the weekend. The fourth player, OL Rich Ranglin, was previously in the AFL on the KC Command.
Ellis earned his tryout with the Chiefs after spending one year at NC State and two at South Carolina State. After impressing during the mini-camp, he will look to try and find a spot on the depth chart at safety, a position in full rebuild mode behind Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis.
Rucker and Williams both played for Crennel while he was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The Chiefs brought Williams in for a workout last season, but he left town without a deal.
Williams was drafted by the Browns in 2008 and have appeared in 57 games, the latest with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010.
During his time with the Command last season, Ranglin was named the AFL’s Offensive Lineman of the Year. He also likely caught the eye of Scott Pioli during college playing for the GM’s alma mater, Central Connecticut State University.
Last year the Chiefs took a chance on another CCSU Blue Devil in undrafted free agent WR Josue Paul.
With the addition of Ellis, Ranglin, Rucker and Williams, the Chiefs roster sits at 87, giving Pioli room to make more moves between now and training camp.