Nov. 10, 1999
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Free agent kicker Scott Bentley signed Wednesday with
the Kansas City Chiefs, who plan to use him as a kickoff specialist.
Bentley has played in three NFL games, one with the Denver Broncos in 1997
and two with Atlanta later that season. As a collegiate kicker at Florida
State, Bentley set the ACC career scoring record with 326 points as a
Pete Stoyanovich, Kansas City’s kicker since 1996, kicked off four times in
Sunday’s 25-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Only one of the kickoffs went
inside the 10-yard line, and the Colts’ average starting position after
kickoffs was their own 36.
The Chiefs released offensive lineman Sammy Williams to make room for
Bentley. Williams had been inactive in the last five games for the Chiefs.