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.