The Kansas City Chiefs have signed a few players to future/reserve contracts a day after losing to the Patriots.
According Herbie Teope, the Chiefs have signed LB Tyrell Adams, DL Jimmy Staten, WR Fred Williams, TE Ross Travis, OL Laurence Gibson, G Michael Liedtke, RB Darrin Reaves, WR Da’Ron Brown, and OT Reid Fragel to future’s deals.
Kansas City had already signed players including:
- DB Deveron Carr
- DB Keith Lewis
- WR Kenny Cook
- DE Dominique Davis
- LB Cameron Gordon
- DB Jordan Kovacs
- RB Trey Millard
- DT Alameda Ta’amu
Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and training camp.
Staten, 24, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in May of last year. He was unable to make the team’s 53-man roster, but was later added to the team’s practice squad.
Seattle elected to bring him back on a future/reserve contract, only to waive him back in August. The Giants claimed him off of waivers, but he was among their final roster cuts.
Staten later caught on with the Patriots before eventually signing to the Chiefs’ practice squad a few weeks into the season.
Staten has yet to appear in an NFL game.