Chiefs Sign Eddie Drummond
Eddie Drummond
Warpaint Illustrated Columnist
Posted Aug 26, 2007

Warpaint Illustrated has learned that the Kansas City Chiefs have signed wide receiver/kick returner Eddie Drummond. He is the leading candidate to return kicks for the team this season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out Drummond earlier last week, but he turned down a better offer to play in Kansas City, signing a one-year contract.

Drummond, who spent the last five seasons with the Detroit Lions, made the Pro Bowl in 2004 following a season in which he returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns. He is one of only three players in NFL history to accomplish that feat, along with former Chief Dante Hall and Bears kick returner Devin Hester.

In five years Drummond has six total return touchdowns, two on kickoffs and four on punts. For his career he averages 9.8 yards per punt return and 23.6 yards per kickoff return, with highs of 13.2 on punts and 26.6 on kickoffs (both in 2004). Last season he averaged 26 yards per kickoff return, but just 7.7 yards on punt returns.

With the departure of Hall, the Chiefs have been looking for a replacement returner all offseason. Drummond appears to fit the bill, and may make it tough for rookie Ean Randolph to make the 53-man roster.

No word on the financial terms of Drummond’s contract yet. Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for more news on this signing.

Related Stories
Drummond Set To Take Over KC Return Duties
 -by  Aug 26, 2007
Steelers work out return man
 -by  Jul 31, 2008
BearReport Audio: Anthony Adams
 -by  Aug 26, 2007

Subscribe today and get a full year of Warpaint Illustrated Magazine with an annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
WR Eddie Drummond (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Kansas City
Football > Linsly School > Alumni
Football > Penn State > Alumni
[View My HotList]