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Chiefs Ink Kush, Catapano & 13 CFAs to deals

Posted May 10, 2013

Deals begin to get done as rookie minicamp kicks off

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed two of their eight draft picks from the 2013 class, offensive lineman Eric Kush and linebacker Mike Catapano, the team announced today. The Chiefs also inked 13 college free agents.

Kush was selected as Kansas City’s first of two sixth-round picks (170th Overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at California University of Pennsylvania where he appeared in 49 games (31 starts) on the offensive line for the Vulcans. A three year starter, he primarily served as the school’s center. Kush became the highest-ever player to be drafted from California (Pa.). Kush prepped at Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.

Catapano was selected as the Chiefs seventh-round pick (207th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was a three-time All-Ivy League defensive end at Princeton, where he recorded 145 tackles (60 solo), 29 tackles for loss, 19.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 13 pass breakups. The Bayville, N.Y., native prepped at Chaminade High School.

The following college free agents officially signed with the club: Tyler Bray, Darin Drakeford, Otha Foster, Frankie Hammond, Demetrius Harris, A.J. Hawkins, Colin Kelly, Rob Lohr, Brad Madison, Josh Martin, Brad McDougald, Rico Richardson and Ridge Wilson.

   

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