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Kansas City Chiefs sign a safety as one retires

The name of the KC Chiefs new safety is Jonathon Amaya.

Christian Petersen

The Kansas City Chiefs have a new safety and his name is Jonathon Amaya, who is added to the active roster after Steve Gregory, who lasted all of 10 days with the Chiefs, decided to retire. This is Amaya's fourth NFL team since entering the league in 2010.

Amaya is a 6'2, 205 pound safety who played college ball at Nevada. He has appeared in over 30 NFL games and made 37 tackles so he's not a complete unknown. Still, he didn't play last season so you have to consider him a longshot at this point.

Undrafted in 2010, Amaya entered the NFL with the Miami Dolphins. The next year he was traded to the New Orleans Saints as part of the Reggie Bush trade. He spent the 2011 season in New Orleans before returning to the Dolphins. After the 2012 season, he signed a deal with the Arizona Cardinals, where he lasted until cut down day at the end of August.

The Chiefs safety position is all over the place. Sanders Commings recently broke his ankle while Gregory retired. Rookie Daniel Sorensen started last week's preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Malcolm Bronson and Jerron McMillian are two of the others looking to secure that third safety position.

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