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Grimes signs FA contract with the Chiefs

May 5, 2010, 12:41 PM EST

(As requested by every Notre Dame fan on the planet, I’m turning the page on Freekbass. Woah-ah-woah-ah-woah…)

Former Notre Dame wide receiver David Grimes, who was out of football last year after completing his senior season with the Irish in 2008, signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday.

This from the Chiefs website:

The Chiefs worked out eight players this past weekend on a tryout basis at the club’s annual rookie mini-camp. Of those eight, head coach Todd Haley indicated that two or three of the hopefuls had a chance at landing a contract for the start of OTAs on May 17th. On Tuesday afternoon, the Chiefs extended one of those tryout players an invite.

David Grimes, a former Notre Dame wide receiver under Chiefs offensive coordinator
Charlie Weis, has been added to Kansas City’s roster. Though he was a
weekend tryout invite, Grimes does not qualify as a rookie. He actually
entered the league in 2009 as an undrafted free agent with Denver, but
was released prior to the start of the regular season. Since Grimes does
not have an accrued season of NFL experience, he was eligible to
participate in the Chiefs rookie camp.

That’s great news for Grimes, who sparked team’s eyes with his work during the Notre Dame Pro Days this offseason. At his best, Grimes can contribute on special teams and work out of the slot. He was a trusted veteran receiver for Charlie Weis during his time in South Bend, and there’s no doubt that Weis had input on the Chiefs taking a flier on his former player.

  1. Shazamrock - May 5, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    David Grimes…. I remember him for one of the greatest catches ever for a TD. It was a diving two handed grab in the back of the endzone agianst Stanford a few years back. But being the rip-off Pac-10, some pin-head in the review booth decided it was worth a second look. Didn’t matter that the ref was standing right there and immediatley signalled TD. Of course they over-ruled it. It was a weak attempt of tring to keep Stanford in the game. They lost anyway. Screw them. It was a highlight-reel type catch that should have been Grimes for life. I remember it, and I bet many of my fellow ND fans do too.
    I hope we beat them by 50 this year.

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