News: Chiefs Sign LS Gafford, Waive Purdum


The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that they have signed free agent LS Thomas Gafford.

Gafford played nine games for Kansas City in 2008.  He also spent time in Chicago (2008), Green Bay (2006, 2008) and Seattle (2007) prior to joining the Chiefs.  He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Green Bay in 2006.

The Webster, Texas native played in 47 games as a long snapper at the University of Houston. Gafford played wide receiver, quarterback, tight end and safety as a prep standout at Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, Texas.

To make room for Gafford on the roster, the Chiefs waived LS Tanner Purdum.

Hard to get too worked up over a switch at long snapper when the team hasn’t played a snap of real football yet.  They gave Purdum a shot, but when a guy has never done it at this level and hasn’t done it at any level for a while it’s hard to expect much from him.  Gafford has not only done it here in Kansas City, but a bunch of different teams around the league so the comfort level is clearly a bit higher.


  1. Its hard to say Gafford had alot of expirence when he’s only played nine games. Those other teams released him in the off-season.

  2. Very good point. I should have been more specific that he simply has more experience (half a season or so) more than the rookie Purdum.

    If you listen to Haley, we could see Purdum back here again.

  3. Yes I no

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