The 26-year-old Gavin Escobar is the latest free agent visit to Arrowhead Stadium on Friday, as Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey is seemingly open to landing an additional veteran tight end to the roster.
Escobar was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2013 NFL Draft, but never became the sort of pass catcher that most National Football League analysts predictions when he was taken in the middle of the second round of the draft process within the first 50 overall picks.
Escobar never caught more than 9 passes in a single season for the Dallas, even though the tight end has strong red zone numbers with 8 touchdowns amongst his 30 career receptions. Injuries have not been the issue as the 6’6 ft and 260 lbs has been healthy enough to play in every single contest in his professional American football career except missing a couple of games back in 2015.
Unfortunately for everyone else, the Cowboys remain committed to their prized tight end Jason Witten at that position and rarely allow for other tight ends to enter the offensive end. Last season, even Geoff Swain, a 7th rounder draft selection in 2015, passed Escobar on the stat sheet and he was rarely used himself.
On March 31st, Gavin Escobar signed a one-year contract deal as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs, to provide depth in the tight end position that had some riskiness, with starter Travis Kelce rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery operation and backup Demetrius Harris having been arrested last March for felony possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.