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Former Montana DL Alex Gubner signs deal with Kansas City Chiefs following minicamp

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Jun 13, 2024

BILLINGS — Former Montana All-America defensive tackle Alex Gubner has reportedly signed a rookie contract with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Gubner, an undrafted free agent, initially tried out at the Chiefs' rookie minicamp in early May and then was invited to a mandatory three-day minicamp that wrapped up Thursday at team headquarters. He also previously tried out for Broncos as a rookie minicamp invitee.

Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star first reported Gubner's signing on Thursday.

According to UM sports information, Gubner was one of four defensive linemen to attend Kansas City's second minicamp and was the only one to earn a roster spot. He will now compete for a place on the roster in training camp and the preseason through late August when all NFL clubs must cut their active rosters from 90 to 53.

Gubner, at 6-foot-3 and 284 pounds, was named the Big Sky Conference's defensive player of the year following the 2023 season in which he had 45 tackles, 9.5 for tackles for loss, and three sacks as the Griz reached the FCS national championship game.

The West Hills, Calif., product finished his career with 124 total tackles (48 solo) and 28.5 tackles for loss with 10.5 sacks, eight pass deflections, a forced fumble and a blocked kick.

Gubner earned All-America status from four publications at the end of his senior year. He became the first defensive tackle or interior lineman from Montana to win the Big SKy's defensive MVP honor.

Gubner was one of four ex-Grizzlies to try out for NFL teams. Safety Nash Fouch (Giants), punter Travis Benham (Jets) and center A.J. Forbes (Seahawks) also received rookie minicamp invites following the draft in April.