Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Anthony Becht Released by the Chiefs

Anthony Becht was released by the Kansas City Chiefs today after signing with the team less than two weeks ago. Becht injured his hamstring this past Sunday in the game at San Diego. Becht was signed by the Chiefs to provide depth after losing starting TE Tony Moeaki for the season with an ACL injury. When it became apparent that Becht might be out for a couple weeks while his injury healed, the Chiefs worked out two tight ends today and signed Jake O'Connell, leading to Becht's release.
  Chiefs management told Becht to stay in shape after his hamstring heals in case they need him.
  Becht sat out all of last season after the Arizona Cardinals released him. He did a radio show in Tampa Bay during the season, which inspired him to look into a career in broadcasting NFL games. He attended an broadcast training camp over the summer to get ready for the next phase of his career.
  I asked Becht if he wanted to play some more or continue to pursue the broadcasting path. He told me that having the chance to play with the Chiefs ignited the fire in him to play again, and that he would prefer to do that for the time being.
  Broadcasting can come later, but with the window to play football closing on Becht, he would rather be on the field than in a booth.

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