The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs experienced the lone transaction on the NFL’s transaction report on Thursday.
They’ve signed free of charge agent and previous Packers fullback Aaron Ripkowski to a reserve/foreseeable future contract. Ripkowski was a sixth-round decide on by the Packers through the 2015 NFL draft. He performed with the Packers for a few seasons and amassed 39 carries for 163 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught 17 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.
Ripkowski didn’t play through the 2018 season, which is why he’s capable to indication a reserve/foreseeable future deal with the Chiefs. The fullback position is a person that several groups really don’t benefit. So when the Packers reduce Ripkowski through 53-guy roster reduce downs, he didn’t latch on with an additional workforce.
The Chiefs have typically long gone into teaching camp with two fullbacks on the roster through Andy Reid’s tenure. With the addition of Ripkowski they have two fullbacks underneath contract, and that doesn’t contain veteran and very first-12 months pro bowl fullback Anthony Sherman. It involves a rookie who put in the season on injured reserve in JD Moore, although he is mentioned as a operating back again by the workforce.
Could this most likely signal the stop of Sherman’s tenure in Kansas Metropolis? The Chiefs paid out Sherman a 1-12 months deal really worth $2 million in 2018, and it’s unlikely they’d be prepared to fork out that form of revenue once again. Specifically with the significant amount of money they’ll will need to dish out on extensions to offensive and protection stars above the subsequent two seasons.
Ripkowski is a person of the couple reserve/foreseeable future discounts the Chiefs have offered to a participant that was not on the follow squad in 2018. You can uncover the entire record of reserve/foreseeable future contracts for the Chiefs in the gallery below: