A few minutes before the big news broke of the Kansas City Chiefs reportedly signing Baltimore Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain, Josh Looney tweeted out that the Chiefs had added two more undrafted free agent signings: DB Javes Lewis and DB Mario Russell.
Here some quick notes from the mothership on the two before we hit our live training camp practice coverage at 7:15 p.m. (CT):
Javes Lewis (6-1, 190) played in 39 games at Oregon, recording 122 tackles (83 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks (-12.0 yards). He also had three interceptions, 12 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. The Nuremburg, Germany native was a running back and safety at Tustin High School in Tustin, Calif.
Mario Russell (6-2, 205) appeared in 45 games (35 starts) at Carson-Newman, producing 275 tackles (142 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss and four interceptions. He added 30 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He earned offensive and defensive MVP honors at Mifflin High School in Columbus, Ohio.
Don't look too much into these signings. You can't have too many defensive backs during training camp because they need to guard all of the wide receivers and they make good special teams candidates.
We'll have more on these guys later.