KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft is scheduled for Thursday and at least one declared entrant could be on the Chiefs’ radar.
The Chiefs are one of 14 teams to inquire about Connecticut tight end Sean McQuillan in recent days, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Wednesday with ChiefsDigest.com. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not made public the inquiry.
The 6-3, 244-pound McQuillan held an off-campus workout on Wednesday attended by the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins.
McQuillan, who had one year of eligibility remaining, wasn’t allowed to return to school following an off-campus fight with a roommate in April. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 16 to face charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
McQuillan finished his career at Connecticut, which is Chiefs general manager John Dorsey’s alma mater, appearing in 24 games with 41 catches for 354 yards and two touchdowns.
The former Husky’s path to the NFL won’t be easy, however.
While the NFL Supplemental Draft originated in 1977, no player was selected in the last two years. And the last time the Chiefs added a player through the process came in 1992 with a second-round selection of defensive lineman Darren Mickell.
The Chiefs currently have six tight ends on the 90-man offseason roster: Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris, Richard Gordon, Adam Schiltz, Ryan Taylor and rookie James O’Shaughnessy, whom the Chiefs selected in the fifth-round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Harris underwent foot surgery in early May and did not participate in organized team activities and mandatory minicamp. His status for the start of training camp remains unclear.
Chiefs rookies, quarterbacks and select players are scheduled to report for training camp on July 28, with veterans reporting July 31.
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