Chiefs Sign McDougald to Practice Squad, Release Opurum

By: Chiefs Email
By: Chiefs Email

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed safety Bradley McDougald to the practice squad and released fullback Toben Opurum.

McDougald (6-1, 209) originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent on May 1, 2013. He was active for one contest vs. Dallas on Sept. 15, but did not play. Prior to joining the Chiefs, McDougald played in 47 games (33 starts) seeing action on both sides of the ball at the University of Kansas. He recorded 194 tackles (148 solo), 16 tackles for a loss, 2.0 sacks, six interceptions, three forced fumbles. He also had 52 catches for 558 yards (10.7 avg.) with one touchdown and six rushes for 31 yards. He prepped at Scioto High School in Columbus, Ohio.

Opurum (6-1, 250) originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent on May 17, 2013. He served on Kansas City’s practice squad for the first two weeks of the regular 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.


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