Chiefs coach Todd Haley didn’t throw in the towel last Sunday despite protests to the contrary, and the Chiefs front office certainly isn’t done trying up upgrade the bottom of their roster.
A league source has told PFT that the Chiefs signed tight end Leonard Pope Tuesday. Pope played under Haley in Arizona last season, catching nine passes.
Ideally, Pope would provide Matt Cassel another weapon in the passing game. (We’ll see.) But Cassel needs better protection more than anything.
To that end, the Chiefs tried out former Packers right tackle Mark Tauscher Tuesday.
Drafted in 2000 by Green Bay, Tauscher has been recovering from ACL surgery.
The Packers wouldn’t rule out re-signing Tauscher over the summer, but they haven’t publicly expressed interest in him recently despite their struggles on the offensive line.
UPDATE: Kansas City released linebacker Monty Beisel and cornerback Ricardo Colclough.