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2016 NFL Undrafted Free Agents: Michael Rouse III to Chiefs

In a late signing, another Boilers get a surprise UFA contract.

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In a surprise move another Boiler has gained an undrafted free agent contract. Michael Rouse III announced this morning he has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

This is a surprise because Rouse was never a huge contributor for Purdue. He was a career reserve that appeared in 25 games with only 22 total tackles and one sack as a defensive tackle. this past season was his best with 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack to go with a forced fumble. Rouse brings good size for a defensive tackle at 6'4'" 301 pounds, but he only started a handful of games during his Purdue tenure. He was a rotation tackle behind Jake Replogle and others.

Then again, we know this current coaching staff has misused a lot of players, so the Chiefs probably saw something that Hazell and co. overlooked.