Chiefs sign former Raiders first-round pick Damon Arnette to reserve/futures contract

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The Chiefs will take a look at former Raiders first-round pick Damon Arnette.

Arnette, a cornerback who went to the Raiders with the 19th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, was a huge disappointment and was released in November of 2021 after a video surfaced of him displaying a gun and making threats. But the Chiefs decided to give Arnette a chance by signing him to a reserve/futures contract today, according to Field Yates of ESPN.

Unlike standard contracts, reserve/futures contracts don’t put players on the active roster, so Arnette won’t be playing for the Chiefs during the postseason. Instead, the reserve/futures contract means he will be on the Chiefs’ 90-player offseason roster.

Arnette has talent and may prove to be able to put his problems behind him and contribute in the NFL. The Chiefs think he’s worth giving a chance, in a low-risk move.

14 responses to “Chiefs sign former Raiders first-round pick Damon Arnette to reserve/futures contract

  1. Shocked they signed him considering they played against him a few times and saw how brutal he was

  2. Well, when they release Clark I suppose they traded one gun toting fool for another…. KC should have some money when they release Clark, Hitchens and Mathieu. But Pat’s contract becomes an issue this off-season too. I suppose if they can draft well, like they have, and get guys to come to KC for short term, prove it here then get paid elsewhere, deals then they’ll continue to compete atop the AFC. Time will tell…

  3. He will fit right in with the chiefs. Him and Frank Clark can show off their guns together. BUST.

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