We caught wind of the Kansas City Chiefs signing a few players this week, including former Jets RB Joe McKnight and former Mizzou NT Dominique Hamilton. Turns out, the Chiefs signed seven new players this week. They all hit the official NFL transactions report this weekend so no longer are we relying on Twitter and Instagram posts.
Here are the list of seven players signed by the Chiefs:
Chiefs with the highest salary cap hits
The Kansas City Chiefs will enter the 2014 NFL season with four players who have cap hits over $10 million.
LB Jordan Campbell (New Mexico Highlands)
OT RJ Dill (Rutgers)
DT Dominique Hamilton (Missouri)
RB Joe McKnight (USC)
DB Jerron McMillian (Maine)
DE Brandon Moore (Texas)
DB DeMarcus Van Dyke (Miami)
These were all reserve / future contracts, which essentially means that the players wasn't on the Chiefs 53-man roster at the end of the season. Usually these types of signings are for those low on the roster but we have a few "name" signings in this group.
Jordan Campbell, who last played for the Bengals, started out at USC along with Joe McKnight. Campbell moved onto D-II New Mexico Highlands while McKnight went through school with no controversy whatsoever. McKnight went to another team known for no controversy -- the New York Jets. His career best season came in 2011 when he ran the ball 43 times for 134 yards and caught 13 balls for 139 yards.
The most interesting question here is how McKnight factors in this offseason. Is he here to take some RB reps while Knile Davis rehabs from his broken leg? Is he here to provide competition for Dexter McCluster's role as a return man?
Dominique Hamilton is a former Mizzou nose tackle. He played with the Redskins last season. He wrote on Facebook this week that he had a choice between the Redskins and Chiefs and he chose the Chiefs.
DeMarcus Van Dyke is intriguing, a 2011 third round pick out of Miami. He was drafted by Oakland and spent time with the Steelers.
Jerron McMillian is a former Packers safety. The Chiefs need more front-end players and depth at that position. I don't know much about McMillian but this is a good opportunity for him.
RJ Dill spent time with the Patriots on their practice squad as well as the Jaguars. He is from Rutgers and listed at 6'3 and 313 pounds. Could Dill develop into the Chiefs third tackle? The team is possibly losing Branden Albert and they could be looking for another swing tackle.
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