It’s not the NFL, but former Kansas City Chiefs WR Verran Tucker is seen as a high profile signing for the Spokane Shock of the AFL. Tucker is being promoted as bringing “an impressive football resume” to the Shock roster, including the most NFL experience any player in franchise history.
Tucker was a surprise player in 2010. After turning heads in the preseason, he was added to the active roster before fighting his way onto the active roster. He ended up playing in 11 games, plus the Chiefs first round playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, starting two and caught six passes for 114 yards and a touchdown.
He was back with the Chiefs in training camp in 2011, but couldn’t stick this time around.
Even with Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston added to the roster before last season, I’m a little surprised we didn’t end up seeing Tucker again in Kansas City. He knew the offense and was solid on special teams.
If he puts together some of those video game-type stats that come with a move to the AFL, we could see Tucker back in the NFL next season. Who knows, maybe he’ll get another shot with Todd Haley in Pittsburgh Steelers.