Former Hoosier RB Redding inks deal with Chiefs

Former Indiana University running back Devine Redding signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, the team announced.

Redding, who was not selected in the NFL Draft two weeks ago, participated in the Chiefs’ rooke mini-camp this past weekend and apparently impressed enough to earn a contract.

The 5-foot-8, 201-pound Redding will now participate in OTA offseason workouts May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1 and June 6-9 ahead of mandatory mini-camp June 13-15 in a bid to earn a spot on Kansas City’s 53-man roster. He’ll be behind current Chiefs running backs Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, Kareem Hunt and C.J. Spiller to begin his career.

Redding finished with 2,252 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns over the course of his three-year career at Indiana, skipping his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. After backing up future NFL starters Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard in his first two seasons, Redding ran for 1,122 yards as a junior. It was his second consecutive season over 1,000 yards rushing, joining only Vaughn Dunbar, Anthony Thompson and Courtney Snyder in posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

5 comments

  1. Congratulation Mr Redding!!! all the best to you!! hope you make the 53 man roster. you where truly a good running back for Indiana University. May your dreams come true of playing in the NFL

  2. Good luck Redding! Not many people get the chance that you have right now. You have earned your position ever since getting to IU and now have a chance to earn a position on the KC Chiefs.

  3. For some reason, I think he’s going to make it. I was really shocked that he was not drafted. Now I’m delighted that he’s being given the chance to fulfill his dream. Good luck Mr. Redding. Stay healthy.

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