A notable transaction crossed the NFL.com news desk moments ago, as the Kansas City Chiefs announced they have agreed to terms with three veteran players, most notably WR Bobby Engram.
Engram, a 13-year veteran, played his last eight years with the Seahawks but was fully expected to depart Seattle as an unrestricted free agent. The signing of Engram, who visited the Chiefs two weeks ago, gives the Chiefs a veteran presence alongside top receiver Dwayne Bowe. Outside of fellow veteran receivers Mark Bradley (eight starts last season) and Devard Darling (nine starts), the Chiefs were devoid of starting experience at receiver — second-year players Will Franklin, C.J. Jones and Kevin Robinson are the only other receivers on the roster.
Engram, 36, was beset by injuries in 2008 but had a career season with 94 receptions for 1,147 yards and six touchdowns in 2007.
Engram later held a conference call with reporters.
“I’m going into my 14th year, and I want a Super Bowl,” Engram said. “I just want to prove to my new teammates and my new coaches and everybody that I can still play and make plays. I’m coming in for one goal, and that’s to help the Chiefs win games. We’ll see where it goes from there.”
As it turns out, Engram said QB Matt Cassel was one of the factors that led him to sign with the Chiefs.
“I think that he has all the potential in the world, and his future is very bright,” Engram said. “[He is] one of the big reasons why I really chose to sign with Kansas City, among the other reasons that I mentioned. Watching him, my first impression was just how poised he was, how much he really seemed to understand the offense and how he knew where he wanted to go with the football.”
The Chiefs also agreed to terms with LB Monty Beisel and WR Terrance Copper on Tuesday. Beisel returns to the Chiefs after spending the last four seasons in New England (2005) and Arizona (2006-08). Cooper split last season between the Saints and Ravens, and played two seasons under then wide receivers coach Todd Haley in Dallas during the 2004-05 seasons.