The Kansas City Chiefs start a three-day minicamp this weekend and there will be a face familiar to area fans taking snaps at quarterback.
Former Missouri Western signal caller Travis Partridge will try to show the hometown team he deserves a shot at sticking around.
Partridge — who led the Griffons to a conference championship and NCAA quarterfinal appearance in 2012 — said he worked out at a pro day last month and that performance let to the invitation.
"I know it sounds cliche, but I just want to play as well as I can," Partridge said. "You never know how things are going to shake out.
"I'll just go out there, do my best and let the chips fall where they will."
On Friday, the Chiefs signed six of their nine draft picks, including second-round pick Chris Jones, along with seven undrafted free agents ahead of a three-day minicamp that begins this weekend.
Jones, a defensive tackle out of Mississippi State, agreed to terms on a four-year deal Thursday before making it official Friday.
Also signing were offensive lineman Parker Ehinger, a fourth-round pick out of Cincinnati; Demarcus Robinson, a wide receiver out of Florida; quarterback Kevin Hogan from Stanford; defensive back D.J. White of Georgia Tech; and Virginia Tech linebacker Dadi Nicolas.
The undrafted free agents included offensive linemen Jake Bernstein and Ben Clark; cornerbacks Vernon Harris, Tre Jones and Shak Randolph; linebacker Terrance Smith; and wide receiver Mitch Mathews.