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Former Idaho RB Baker signs with Chiefs

Former Idaho running back James Baker told the Spokesman-Review that he's headed to the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.

After he wasn't selected in the seven-round NFL draft, Baker quickly latched on with the Chiefs. Kansas City was one of two teams who held private workouts with Baker in Moscow. Baker also visited the Chiefs, along with the Green Bay Packers, before the draft.

Baker led the Vandals last season with 593 rushing yards and six touchdowns. The 6-foot, 237-pound senior averaged 4.1 yards per carry. He also had eight catches for 177 yards and three TDs. Baker said NFL teams were intrigued by his pass-catching ability.

The Deerfield Beach, Florida, native's stock rose after he ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash at Idaho's pro day in March.




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