Monday, April 28, 2008

Swan song in KC?

Luke Swan signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in the aftermath of yesterday's NFL Draft, and on the surface, it looks like he might have a shot to make the team. Look at the Chiefs' depth chart at wide receiver:

Dwayne Bowe
Jeff Webb
Bobby Sippio
Maurice Price
Devard Darling

In the draft KC took a pair of wideouts, Missouri's Will Franklin in the fourth round, and Kevin Robinson of Utah State in the sixth. Of those seven guys, only one - Bowe, a budding star - had more than 28 catches in the NFL last year. Frankly, Bowe and Darling are the only ones I've even heard of before.

I'd feel a lot better about Swan's chances if he wasn't coming off that horrific hamstring injury he suffered in the game against Illinois. But maybe his situation will mirror Ike's, and he'll get time to heal up, maybe get some seasoning on the practice squad, then make a contribution at the end of 2008 or in early 2009.


Mr.Man said...

I agree that getting on a practice squad and getting another year to recover from that injury would give Luke his best shot. Let's hope that happens.

Brian said...

Sippio is (was) an Arena League stud who played for the Chicago Rush. I think he's tried the NFL before without any success. Maybe he needs that running start to get open!