Kansas City Chiefs pick up Baggett as free agent

Former LSU offensive lineman Jason Baggett has signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL club announced on Thursday.

Baggett becomes the tenth Tiger off of last year's team to either be an NFL draft pick or sign a free agent contract with an NFL team. He will join a former teammate, linebacker Trev Faulk, who signed a free agent with the Chiefs deal shortly after the draft  

Last year, Baggett started all 13 games for the Tigers at offensive tackle, helping LSU to a 10-3 overall mark and its first outright Southeastern Conference title since 1986. Baggett also played a key role in LSU's 47-34 win over seventh-ranked Illinois in the Sugar Bowl.

For his efforts, the Associated Press named Baggett Second Team All-SEC. A native of Baytown, Texas, Baggett played in 32 games during his LSU career with 19 starts.

Other Tigers who went undrafted but have joined NFL teams as free agents include free safety Ryan Clark and offensive guard Dwayne Pierce, who were both signed by the New York Giants, and wide receiver Ed Dangerfield, now a member of the Buffalo Bills.

LSU's draft picks in 2002 were: WR Josh Reed (2nd rd., Buffalo); QB Rohan Davey (4th rd., New England); DE Jarvis Green (4th rd., New England); TE Robert Royal (5th rd., Washington); and DT Howard Green (6th rd., Houston).

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