The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs had a pair of players in city on Friday for a visit and tryout, respectively.
According to the NFL’s personnel peek, the Chiefs had TE Mark Vital in for a tryout and LB Elijah Sullivan in for a visit. The distinction between a tryout and a visit — tryouts include football activities, while visits achieve not.
Vital is an intriguing developmental prospect at the tight discontinue region. Listed at 6-5 and 250 kilos, Vital helped lead the Baylor Bears men’s basketball team to a national championship title earlier this year. With the conclusion of his college basketball career, Vital joined the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA Summer season League. Quickly after, he announced that he would shift his focal point from basketball to professional football, a sport that he hadn’t played since he was a cramped one.
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— Mark Vital Jr. (@MarkVitalJr) August 30, 2021
The Seahawks had signed Vital to their practice squad in early September, nonetheless he entirely lasted four days with the team before he was released.
Sullivan was not too prolonged ago released from the San Franciso 49ers’ practice squad as properly. He spent six years in Manhattan, Kansas with the Wildcats before signing with Niners following the 2021 NFL draft. Sullivan appeared in 48 games for the Wildcats, recording 144 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, six passes defended, two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble restoration.
The 6-0 and 215-pound linebacker is a bit undersized for what the Chiefs traditionally care for at the region, nonetheless with Willie Gay Jr. on injured reserve, the team wants to add players at the region to their call list.
If either player does discontinue up signing with Kansas Metropolis, it’ll probably be on the practice squad. Brett Veach typically tweaks that unit in the direction of the year as the team deals with various injuries and roster challenges.