CHIEFS SIGN BURDEN TO PRACTICE SQUAD, RELEASE OPURUM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed offensive lineman Chandler Burden to the practice squad roster and released fullback Toben Opurum.
Burden (6-4, 310) served on the Chiefs practice squad for six weeks of the 2013 season before being released on Nov. 12. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans on April 30, 2012. He was released by the Titans prior to the 2012 season, then signed by the Miami Dolphins where he served on the team’s practice squad. He was released by the Dolphins on Aug. 23, 2013. The Blue Ash, Ohio, native played collegiately at Kentucky where he transitioned from defensive end to offensive tackle. He played in 43 games (26 starts) with the Wildcats. Burden prepped at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Opurum (6-1, 250) originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent on May 17, 2013. He has served on the club’s practice squad since the beginning of the season. Prior to joining the club, he played defensive end and linebacker at the University of Kansas where he recorded 109 tackles (59 solo), 6.5 sacks (-47.0 yards), four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed. Opurum played running back for the Jayhawks in 2009, rushing 133 times for 554 yards and nine touchdowns. He also served on the school’s special teams unit. The Richardson, Texas, native prepped at Plano East High School in Plano, Texas.