[Belleville News Democrat] Wide receiver Marc Boerigter says he has fully recovered from an injury that ended his season last year before it even started. Now, he faces plenty of competition for a spot with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Coach Dick Vermeil said Boerigter might have even improved since tearing the ACL in his right knee in a preseason game against Cleveland.
“He’s always been a real focused guy anyway,” Vermeil said. “When you can’t do something, you start realizing how much you miss it. And he’s so young in his career, to have a whole year taken away from his career. I think it’s almost a vendetta to get back. And he’s come back.”
“Personally, I think, right now he looks better now than prior to the injury. He just looks better to me. He’s a good football player, and he knows he’s in competition with other good football players.”
Boerigter, 27, is battling several wide receivers for playing time and a roster spot.
Three receivers – Eddie Kennison, Samie Parker and Dante Hall – are near locks for a roster spot. That leaves Boerigter, Chris Horn, Jeris McIntyre, Richard Smith, rookie Craphonso Thorpe and injured newcomer Freddie Mitchell all competing for the final three spots, if the Chiefs decide they want six receivers on their roster.