Catapano was the Ivy League leader in sacks, forced three fumbles and amassed 41 tackles in the 2012 season. While he played defensive end at Princeton, he is considered on the smaller side at 6’3″ and 271 pounds.
The Chiefs plan to use Catapano as a linebacker. It’s a role that Catapano says he will welcome.
In the months, weeks and then days leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft, Nico Johnson talked to most teams in the league. Practically all of them, in fact.
“Kansas City was probably the only team that I didn’t talk to,” the former Alabama linebacker said Tuesday by phone from Andalusia.
So after he slept in Saturday, he showered.
“I was just waking up,” Johnson said. “As soon as I turned the TV on, my name popped up and my phone rang.”
The Chiefs were calling to tell him that they had selected him with the second pick in the fourth round. Johnson was the 99th player drafted overall.
The Chiefs’ regular-season opener at Jacksonville just got a little easier.
The NFL on Tuesday suspended Jacksonville wide receiver Justin Blackmon for the team’s first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse.
After the Chiefs drafted Eric Fisher, someone asked me on Twitter to predict the Chiefs’ starting offensive line for the first regular-season game, left to right. Here was my answer: Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz, Rodney Hudson, Jon Asamoah, Fisher.
That’s just a guess, because there are too many variables here to give a more educated answer. It’s possible the Chiefs don’t even know which way they will go.
Some of those variables:
By Darin Gantt
Even if Chiefs coach Andy Reid was ever interested in Matt Barkley, he has absolutely no reason to admit it now. The story was going around during the draft that the Eagles traded in front of the Chiefs in the fourth round because they thought Reid might have wanted the Southern Cal quarterback. But Reid… Read more…
Branden Albert might not be traded after all. Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs are open to the idea of keeping Albert in 2013, rather than trading him, according to The Kansas City Star.
So we got Poe, Powe, and Jackson. Not sure if Powe is gonna spell Poe or play one of the DE spots, but it gets pretty thin from there. Baily, DeVito, Dixon, Muir, and Toribio round out the D-line. I only hope that TJ can become the dominate player we need him to be – and that our new D-Coordinator plays Tamba and Houston close to the line to rush the passer – rather than have these guys drop back in coverage. So what do you guys think about not addressing the D-line in the draft or FA? Reid says Read more…