Ex-Seahawks starting center Drew Nowak among Chiefs’ new signings

Oct. 22, 2015; Santa Clara, CA; Seattle Seahawks center Drew Nowak (62) during pregame warm-ups against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Ex-Seahawks starting center Drew Nowak among Chiefs’ new signings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs made a series of roster moves Tuesday, headlined by the addition of veteran center Drew Nowak.

The Chiefs signed Nowak, defensive back Shannon Edwards, center Garrick Mayweather and offensive tackle Zach Sterup to contacts.

Of the quartet, Nowak offers the most intrigue and experience.

The 26-year-old Nowak, who is listed at 6-3, 292 pounds, entered the league in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nowak joined the Seattle Seahawks practice squad in 2014 and opened the 2015 season as Seattle’s starting center before being waived on May 4.

Edwards, Mayweather and Sterup, all rookies, attended the Chiefs rookie minicamp on a tryout basis before landing their contracts.

The 5-10, 194-pound Edwards, who played collegiately at Fresno State, had two interceptions Monday, which marked the final day of a three-day minicamp.

The 6-2, 319-pound Mayweather played collegiately at Fordham, while the 6-9, 318-pound Sterup played at Nebraska.

To make room on the roster, the Chiefs released guard Jake Bernstein, center Ben Clarke, offensive tackle Laurence Gibson and safety Jordan Kovacs.

Bernstein and Clarke signed as undrafted free agents after the NFL Draft, while Kovacs signed a reserve/future contract in January.

Gibson, who entered the league in 2015 out of Virginia Tech as a seventh-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, spent time on the Chiefs practice squad last season.


Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for The Topeka Capital-Journal and ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.