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CupidStunt
06-08-2006, 01:51 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2006/06/08/chiefs_agree_to_terms_with_three_nfl_europe_free_agents/

Mr. Laz
06-08-2006, 01:52 PM
CHIEFS AGREE TO TERMS WITH THREE NFL EUROPE FREE AGENTS
Jun 08, 2006, 2:02:35 PM

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Thursday that the club has agreed to terms of two-year contracts with free agent G Tyler Lenda and WR Scott McCready. The club also agreed to a one-year contract with FB J.R. Niklos. As per Chiefs policy, no other terms of the agreement were made available.

Lenda (6-3, 293) comes to Kansas City as a free agent after spending the previous three years with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe. He appeared in 30 games (20 starts) for the Admirals. Lenda originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Denver in 2003. He previously attended training camp with Washington (2005) and Denver (2003-04).

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native was a two-year starter at Penn State. As a senior, Lenda started 11 games and recorded 53 knockdowns. He was a three-starter at Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania where he also earned a school-record 13 varsity letters.

McCready (6-0, 200) originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with New England in 2001. He has spent the past five seasons (2002-06) in NFL Europe playing for the Scottish Claymores (2002-03) and the Hamburg Sea Devils (2004-06). McCready caught 182 passes for 2,079 yards (11.4 avg.) with nine touchdowns during his time in Europe, ranking second in NFLEL history in both receptions and receiving yards. McCready spent portions of the 2001 and 2002 seasons as a member of New Englandís practice squad and won a Super Bowl ring.

The London, England native appeared in every game during his two seasons at South Florida. He tallied 37 receptions for 517 yards (14.0 avg.) with six scores as a senior. McCready began his collegiate career at Louisiana Tech, spending two seasons with the Bulldogs. He attended King High School in Tampa, Florida as a junior and senior, earning all-district and all-conference honors.

Niklos (6-2, 229) joins the Chiefs after spending the last two seasons with the Frankfurt Galaxy (2005-06). He had 93 carries for 340 yards (3.7 avg.) with four TDs during his stint in Europe. Niklos originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Seattle in 2002. He spent time on the Seahawks practice squad before being signed to the Rams active roster. Niklos previously attended training camp with Oakland (2004-05) and St. Louis (2005).

The Worthington, Ohio native hauled in 80 receptions for 1,235 yards (15.4 avg.) with eight TDs during his collegiate career at Western Illinois and was named first team All-Gateway Conference as a tight end his junior and senior campaigns. Niklos attended Thomas-Worthington High School in Worthington, Ohio where he earned three letters in both football and track.

JBucc
06-08-2006, 01:53 PM
We're going to the World Bowl!

keg in kc
06-08-2006, 01:53 PM
We're saved now.

A 5-year veteran NFLE receiver is just what we needed.

Thig Lyfe
06-08-2006, 01:55 PM
DO WE HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO SIGN TY LAW?!?!

jlscorpio
06-08-2006, 01:56 PM
Glad we finally signed SOMETHING at FB...

Moooo
06-08-2006, 01:56 PM
We're saved now.

A 5-year veteran NFLE receiver is just what we needed.

How sure we can be, you never know...

Culpepper was UCF and not USF, right? Cause I was thinking this guy would have been around the same time he was, but I think its a different school.

Moooo

CupidStunt
06-08-2006, 01:59 PM
I'd rather see McCready stick on the 53-man roster than some project. We've got enough of those who will be forced to act as #3 and #4 receivers -- McCready's a stable guy who will make tough catches and should be able to contribute.

Fish
06-08-2006, 02:05 PM
Glad we finally signed SOMETHING at FB...

Yeah... a fullback who weighs less than our tailback.......

WE'RE SAVED!!!!11!

keg in kc
06-08-2006, 02:07 PM
McCready's a stable guy who will make tough catches and should be able to contribute.We lost Chris Horn, so we needed a replacement Chris Horn.

ct
06-08-2006, 02:18 PM
How sure we can be, you never know...

Culpepper was UCF and not USF, right? Cause I was thinking this guy would have been around the same time he was, but I think its a different school.

Moooo

Kawika went to South Florida.

Sorry if I can't get excited about a WR who has spent 5 years in NFLE.

Moooo
06-08-2006, 02:31 PM
Kawika went to South Florida.

Sorry if I can't get excited about a WR who has spent 5 years in NFLE.

You're missing out, I planned a friggin party tonight! :)

Moooo

jspchief
06-08-2006, 02:31 PM
Doesn't the NFL allow additional practice squad spots for NFLE players?

keg in kc
06-08-2006, 02:37 PM
Doesn't the NFL allow additional practice squad spots for NFLE players?Additional training camp roster spots. I think it has to do with the number you allotted to the league rather than how many you sign later, however.

Unless there's been a rule change about the PS that I missed. Which wouldn't surprise me.

Miles
06-08-2006, 02:47 PM
We're saved now.

A 5-year veteran NFLE receiver is just what we needed.

Its about time for one of the many great British players to make an impact in the NFL.

NaptownChief
06-08-2006, 05:09 PM
This is great news...Looks like we got a great chance to be strong enough to win the World Bowl next year.

KChiefsQT
06-08-2006, 05:17 PM
Can we get a photo of this so-called "stud" receiver. I may have to start stalking.

chiefs4me
06-08-2006, 06:34 PM
hmmmm

JohnnyV13
06-08-2006, 06:42 PM
Can we get a photo of this so-called "stud" receiver. I may have to start stalking.


You're depraved.

KChiefsQT
06-08-2006, 07:44 PM
You're depraved.
I approve of him.

recxjake
06-08-2006, 07:48 PM
Scott McCready has dominated the 2004 TouchdownClaymores.com Awards winning three categories. McCready who led the league with 59 receptions this season won National Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and Team MVP.


Team MVP: Scott McCready (WR)

Scott polled close to half the votes cast with a significant margin of victory. He is the first receiver to win the TDC Team MVP award and the first player to win multiple awards.

Offensive Player of the Year: Scott McCready (WR)

Scott was the only player who appeared to thrive in this seasons offensive as proven by his 59 receptions. Many of these came on short patterns across the middle showing his excellent receiving skills while being hit by linebackers

Scott is in the middle

recxjake
06-08-2006, 07:49 PM
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C-Mac
06-08-2006, 07:54 PM
Glad we finally signed SOMETHING at FB...

Uhhh ...why doesnt Ronnie Cruz count as SOMETHING?

jlscorpio
06-08-2006, 08:26 PM
Cruz counts as something yeah. It will be nice for him to actually COMPETE for his job...

Joe Seahawk
06-08-2006, 08:55 PM
There's only one stud WR in NFL Europe.. ;)

http://www.nfleurope.com/stats/leaders

milkman
06-08-2006, 08:59 PM
These signing excite me about as much as trip to the dentist.

craneref
06-08-2006, 09:24 PM
Glad we finally signed SOMETHING at FB...

I am not sure why, but I think the CHIEFS will sign Turley and he will be our new fullback, excellent pass protection, hard nose lead blocker and understands all blocking schemes. This would allow for TG to be more the receiver and not the blocker, if the CHIEFS need an extra blocker, just insert Turley. How would you like to be a LB or CB and see Turley leading LJ through the hole or sweeping outside. GO CHIEFS.

TRR
06-08-2006, 10:14 PM
I am not sure why, but I think the CHIEFS will sign Turley and he will be our new fullback, excellent pass protection, hard nose lead blocker and understands all blocking schemes. This would allow for TG to be more the receiver and not the blocker, if the CHIEFS need an extra blocker, just insert Turley. How would you like to be a LB or CB and see Turley leading LJ through the hole or sweeping outside. GO CHIEFS.

If your looking for an outside candidate other than Ronnie Cruz to win the starting FB spot, look no further than Kris Wilson. Wilson has been practicing a lot at FB, and I believe when it's all said and done, Wilson will win the starting FB spot. A lot more athletic than Cruz, and LJ likes to run in a one back set 80 percent of the time anyway.

alanm
06-08-2006, 10:25 PM
We lost Chris Horn, so we needed a replacement Chris Horn.
I would of rather had Chris Horn replace Chris Horn.

Guru
06-08-2006, 11:07 PM
DO WE HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO SIGN TY LAW?!?!


Ty who?

keg in kc
06-08-2006, 11:09 PM
I would of rather had Chris Horn replace Chris Horn.I'd rather there's nobody even remotely Chrish Horn-like on the roster, including Chris Horn.

Ultra Peanut
06-08-2006, 11:09 PM
MCCREADY SHALL BE OUR STOKELY

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-08-2006, 11:13 PM
I'd rather there's nobody even remotely Chrish Horn-like on the roster, including Chris Horn.

i second this.

Rausch
06-08-2006, 11:14 PM
MCCREADY SHALL BE OUR STOKELY

Uh huh...

Ultra Peanut
06-08-2006, 11:15 PM
Uh huh...THAT'S THE SPIRIT

craneref
06-09-2006, 12:08 AM
If your looking for an outside candidate other than Ronnie Cruz to win the starting FB spot, look no further than Kris Wilson. Wilson has been practicing a lot at FB, and I believe when it's all said and done, Wilson will win the starting FB spot. A lot more athletic than Cruz, and LJ likes to run in a one back set 80 percent of the time anyway.

Thanks for reminding me, I don't know how I forgot about Kris Wilson, and the sad part is that was one of my suggestions when T Rich signed with the Vikings. Man it sucks getting old :) , still would like to add Turley, I love the attitude when he is looking for someone to hit!! GO CHIEFS!!

OldTownChief
06-09-2006, 05:54 AM
Practice Dummies.

KChiefs1
06-09-2006, 07:24 AM
Ranked in approximate order, here are the top 10 free agents from this season, and virtually all of them play on the defensive side of the ball.

1. Ronyell Whitaker, CB, Rhein: He's hardly an unknown, as he's actually started in the NFL before. Whitaker has delivered big plays for Rhein all season.

2. Bryan Save, DT, Cologne: He made Pro Football Weekly's All-League Team in 2005, and though he's always going to be an injury worry, Save is the kind of active tackle that could suit a team needing a one-gap player inside.

3. Kevin Harrison, LB, Berlin: Best suited to play inside. He may be a little small at 6-foot and 245 pounds, but he's a hitter.

4. Earl Cochrane, DE, Amsterdam: In his second year with the Admirals, he's been steadily effective. Perhaps not explosive enough, but at 6-5 and 285, he could spark interest in a 3-4 defense.

5. Travis Harris, LB, Frankfurt: The Florida product led the Galaxy in tackles, which is what the system wants from its MLB. He's a bit undersized at 6-2 and 240, but he can make plays.

6. James Lee, DT, Amsterdam: Another guy with both NFL tape and some injury worries, but the 6-5, 325-pound Lee brings something to the table that can't be coached -- size. He could stir up interest for a team needing a two-gap space eater in the middle.

7. Terrence Robinson, LB, Rhein: Another two-year European player who's just a little small and slow by NFL standards, but has shown he can play enough to be valuable on the bench and special teams.

8. Derrick Strong, DE, Rhein: Strong is a pass-rush specialist who needs a little bit more explosiveness in his rush, but gave good effort, and in the right system could be useful.

9. Tyler Lenda, C/G, Amsterdam: A sentimental choice because he's played well at both positions over two seasons. He's always going to be small for an NFL line, but a zone-blocking team needing an overachiever that can back up at two spots might bring him to camp.

10. Noriaki Kino****a, KR, Amsterdam: The Japanese product from that football powerhouse Ritsumeikan University would have a huge adjustment to make, but he's got the ability to make the first tackler miss and averaged 27.9 on kickoff returns and almost 15 yards on just a few punt returns.

Just off the list are Hamburg WR Scott McCready, who took a while to get back to full speed after last year's knee injury, but might be worth a look as a special teamer/sixth receiver. There's also cornerbacks Joselio Hanson (Frankfurt) and Rayshun Reed (Hamburg), who face that usual problem of size/speed, which is so difficult to overcome at corner, and running back Marty Johnson of Berlin, who's a bit of a tweener at 5-11 and 225, but offers some power.