Chiefs sign two more rookies

With the jet set to take off from KCI airport for River Falls next week, the Kansas City Chiefs were busy Tuesday signing a pair of their 2008 NFL draft picks.

Sixth-round wide receiver Kevin Robinson from Utah State and seventh-round defensive end Brian Johnston from Gardner-Webb both signed three-year deals.

Johnston was a standout during Kansas City's OTA and mini-camp sessions in May and June. At times he worked with the first-team defense. His presence has allowed the Chiefs to flirt with the possibility of moving defensive end Alfonso Boone back inside to defensive tackle.

The plan this year was to use Boone exclusively at left defensive end with the departure of Jared Allen via a trade to the Minnesota Vikings in April. But with the emergence of Johnston and second-year pass rusher Turk McBride, the Chiefs now have new options along the defensive line.

Robinson and veteran B.J. Sams are battling for the return man job, and the rookie might have the overall advantage. Unlike Sams, the Robinson product is a capable wide receiver. He was the entire offense at Utah State a year ago, leading the team in receiving and return yards.

The Chiefs still have yet to sign any of their top five draft picks. However, per our source there appears to be a good chance they will all be under contract before training camp.

Other Chiefs Notes:

QB Daunte Culpepper - There is absolutely no truth to the report from ESPN Radio that the Chiefs had a personal tryout with the former Oakland Raiders quarterback. Per our source, there were no Chiefs officials at Arrowhead Stadium over the weekend when this reported work out took place.

QB Brett Favre - There has been speculation from some NFL circles that the Chiefs might be a good destination for the disgruntled quarterback. In fact, one of the Packers broadcasters believes that Kansas City would be a perfect fit for the Green Bay legend. Though it's far-fetched to assume the Chiefs would take a serious look at Favre, they'll certainly discuss it later this week when the front office and coaching staff returns from vacations.

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