Chiefs sign Chris Owens

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Ten days into free agency, there are still capable and experienced players to be had in free agency.

Take the case of cornerback Chris Owens, whom the Chiefs signed on Friday.

Pro Football Focus graded the 28-year-old Owens 45th out of 110 qualifying cornerbacks in 2013, a season in which he played 12 games for Cleveland and one for Miami. Overall, he notched 58 tackles, defended three passes and recorded 2.5 sacks.

Before joining the Browns in the 2013 offseason, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Owens played four seasons with Atlanta (2009-2012). He has appeared in 72 NFL regular season games, recording 184 tackles and intercepting three passes.

In short, the Chiefs have added a defensive back who knows both conferences and has shown he can hold a job at a tough position for multiple years. While Owens isn’t likely to start for Kansas City, he could earn playing time in “sub” packages.

In a related roster move Friday, the club said it had waived defensive lineman Brandon Moore, a 2013 undrafted free agent.

15 responses to “Chiefs sign Chris Owens

  1. cheap? you really suck as a troll, Joe Toronto. you could at least be close to right, cheap? no. they have spend a lot of money in KC, and will continue to spend a lot with the Smith/Houston extensions. its not like they had 70 million in cap space and just threw it at vets over the age of 30. that you would totally support

    with the success teams have in the first batch of FA and all.

  2. For all the whinging about the Browns firing Banner and Lombardi after one season, letting guys like this get away is exactly why they needed to get the boot. Especially considering the way they played that out.

  3. A cb that can do a decent job vs a slot wr which is exactly what they needed.Every CB can’t be as good as Revis or Talib

  4. too bad Manning couldn’t paint a bullseye on the Seattle DB’s. He was too busy getting sacked, picked, and hammered

  5. This is a depth move at best. No higher than 4th cb on the depth chart. Dude sucks. Don’t get your hopes up KC fans. He was AWFUL in his time at ATL. Even ATL knows it. They extend any of there guys even if they’re not that good. See: Peria Jerry

  6. The Oakland trolls should worry more about whether they will even have a team next year and not which of KC’s corners will shut down Matt Schaub.

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