KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has signed offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins. Additionally, the team has waived tackle Mike Tepper.
Watkins (6-3, 338) played in one contest his rookie season in 2012 with the St. Louis Rams. He originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round selection (150th overall) of the Rams in the 2012 NFL Draft. Watkins played collegiately at South Carolina where he was an All-SEC selection. The Fairburn, Ga., native prepped at Creekside High School, the same high school as Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry.
Tepper (6-6, 354) has played in six games (four starts) in one NFL season with the Indianapolis Colts (2011). In 2011 and 2012, Tepper split time between the Colts practice squad and active roster before being released on Aug. 31, 2012. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010. He was released by Dallas before the start of the 2010 season. Tepper played collegiately at California and prepped at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, Calif.