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Chiefs sign Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

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The Chiefs have signed an offensive lineman selected in both the Canadian Football League and National Football League drafts.

The club has reached a four-year deal with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs’ second of two sixth-round picks (No. 200 overall).

A standout tackle at McGill University in Montreal, the 6-foot-5, 315-pound Duvernay-Tardif took part in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game.

“It was very surprising how big and athletic he was, and he was physical,” Chiefs area scout Pat Sperduto said of Duvernay-Tardif’s performance at the Shrine game, according to the club’s website. “He really just surprised us at how good of an athlete he was for such a big man.”

Four days after Duvernay-Tardif was selected by the Chiefs, the Calgary Stampeders took him with the first pick of the third round in Wednesday’s CFL draft. He was rated the league’s top prospect by the CFL’s Scouting Bureau.

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8 Responses to “Chiefs sign Laurent Duvernay-Tardif”
  1. Smarterthanyou says: May 14, 2014 6:27 PM

    Will be a solid starter for years to come. A true theft by the Chiefs.
    The leagues best front office, besides the Seahawks, quietly owned this years draft, and did so without a 2nd rounder which they used to buy a Pro Bowl QB last year. Other teams used 1st rounders on QBs who will be career backups.

  2. afcdomination says: May 14, 2014 6:27 PM

    this guy was delivering twins when they drafted him. Doctor Duvernay-Tardif. hope he makes it, would be a neat story.

  3. h3min1230 says: May 14, 2014 6:30 PM

    No mention of him almost becoming a doctor?

  4. tommymomoney says: May 14, 2014 6:30 PM

    Only in the CFL does the top player on everyone’s board drop to the 3rd round.

  5. santoryu64 says: May 14, 2014 6:51 PM

    All of the Chiefs offensive linemen on the team have yet to get a second contract. Very young and athletic. There will be some growing pains.

  6. mackcarrington says: May 14, 2014 7:14 PM

    So now the NFL is in a signing war with the CFL?
    Is there going to be a merger soon?

  7. azjohnny says: May 14, 2014 7:26 PM

    LDT is very athletic for a guy his size ( comparable to Greg Robinson) but is very raw, otherwise he would have been a 1st rd pick

  8. completefan says: May 15, 2014 10:13 AM

    He would have been the top pick in the CFL draft had he not been selected by the Chiefs. The Stamps selected Laval centre Pierre Lavertu with the first overall pick.
    Still excited about my Argos moving up to select Anthony Coombs, RB, Manitoba with the third overall pick.

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