Chiefs Add Two Wide Receivers, One Linebacker

The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent WRs Bobby Engram and Terrance Copper along with free agent LB Monty Beisel, the team announced Tuesday.

Engram (5-10, 192) has appeared in 171 games (113 starts) during his 13-year NFL career with Chicago ('96-00) and Seattle (2001-08). He has caught 645 passes for 7,690 yards (11.9 avg.) with 35 TDs and rushed five times for 19 yards (3.8 avg.). He has added 102 punt returns for 1,059 yards (10.4 avg.) with two TDs and 30 kickoff returns for 643 yards (21.4 avg.).

Engram has also played in nine postseason contests (seven starts), including Super Bowl XL vs. Pittsburgh. He has caught 35 passes for 476 yards (13.6 avg.) with two TDs in the playoffs. He originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick (52nd overall) of Chicago in the '96 NFL Draft.

The Penn State product set school records with 167 catches for 3,026 yards (18.1 avg.) and 31 touchdowns. Engram compiled 786 punt return yards in his collegiate career, the second-highest total in school history. He was a three-time all-state selection at Camden High School in Camden, South Carolina.

Look for Engram to handle the very important slot role in the Chief offense this season.

Copper (6-0, 207) has seen action 63 games (five starts) in his five-year NFL career with Dallas (2004-05), New Orleans (2006-08) and Baltimore (2008). He has caught 46 passes for 600 yards (13.0 avg.) with six TDs and returned 26 kickoffs for 502 yards (19.3 avg.).

In addition, he has 41 special teams tackles and one special teams fumble recovery. Copper has played in two playoff games (one start), recording four receptions for 32 yards (8.0 avg.). He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Dallas in 2004.

Copper should challenge for a role as the team's fourth or fifth receiver.

Beisel (6-3, 244) has played in 110 games (19 starts) during his previous eight years in the NFL. He has enjoyed stops with Kansas City (2001-04), New England (2005) and Arizona (2006-08) and has produced 199 tackles (132 solo), 4.5 sacks (-19.0 yards), two INTs, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles. He also has 111 special teams tackles, a fumble recovery on special teams in addition to recovering a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown.

Beisel has also played in seven postseason contests (two starts), including a start in Super Bowl XLIII vs. Pittsburgh (2/1/09). He originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round selection (107th overall) of Kansas City in the 2001 NFL Draft.

With the expected move to a 3-4 defensive scheme, Beisel will likely provide backup depth at ILB.

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