Chiefs Sign Burden To Practice Squad, Release Drakeford

By: Chiefs PR Staff (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: Chiefs PR Staff (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed offensive guard Chandler Burden to the practice squad and terminated the practice squad contract of linebacker Darin Drakeford.

Burden (6-4, 310) 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.

Drakeford (6-1, 240) originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent on May 1, 2013. He spent the first four weeks of the regular season on the club’s practice squad roster. Drakeford played in 32 games (eight starts) at Maryland, recording 122 tackles (72 solo), including 9.5 behind the line of scrimmage, 2.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two passes defensed and an interception. He prepped at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Washington, D.C.

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