The Kansas City Chiefs have placed backup tight end Martin Rucker on injured reserve with a right knee injury that will require surgery. The Chiefs made the move official Wednesday while in the midst of a three-day minicamp.|||||||
Rucker hurt his knee during one of the Chiefs' voluntary offseason workouts June 1. He was signed as a free agent to provide depth behind Tony Moeaki, who is returning from a torn left ACL that knocked him out during last preseason. Rucker is a former fourth-round draft pick out of the Cleveland Browns, where current Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel had served as head coach. Rucker played in 12 games with the Browns, Cowboys and Jaguars over the past four seasons.
The Jaguars placed tight end Martin Rucker on injured reserve with a back injury.|||||||
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed tight end Martin Rucker off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles.|||||||
Rucker was a fourth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2008. He spent one season on the Eagles' practice squad.
Rucker, a fourth-round selection in 2008, was waived by the Browns on Tuesday.|||||||
Rucker played in just five games last season, catching two passes for 17 yards.
Rucker will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee and miss four to six weeks.|||||||
Rucker twisted his knee during practice Monday. He will have a piece of cartilage removed from the knee on Thursday, Browns coach Romeo Crennel said Wednesday.