Martin Rucker, a former standout tight end on the Missouri football team, has signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a post at kcchiefs.com.
Rucker, who earned All-American honors as a Tiger in 2007, was chosen by Cleveland in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft when current Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was leading the Browns.
Since then, Rucker has also played for Philadelphia, Dallas and Jacksonville, playing in 12 games and catching two passes in his time in the NFL.
Rucker, who is a native of St. Joseph, was positive about coming to Kansas City.
“Growing up 47 miles north, watching these guys every Sunday, coming to a couple games a year. I played in the stadium as a Tiger, but to strap it on as a Chief would be an awesome moment,” Rucker told kcchiefs.com during the first day of his minicamp tryout.