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Kansas City Chiefs sign DB Kevin Short after Supplemental Draft ends

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Kansas DB Kevin Short was eligible for the 2015 Supplemental Draft on Thursday but was not selected. That doesn't mean, however, that he won't find a home in the NFL. According to Aaron Wilson, Short is signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Considering the circumstances, it's fair to say that Short is a long shot to make the Chiefs. However, he does have the size that the Chiefs like in cornerbacks at 6'2 and 190 pounds. At this point in the summer, you sign someone who has good size and hope you can coach him up. There aren't many quality players available in July.

Short was a standout cornerback at Fort Scott Community College in 2012. He transferred to Kansas where he redshirted in 2013. He was declared academically ineligible last season and left school in September. Thus, he has a long road back coming not only from a smaller school in Fort Scott but also not playing football for so long.

The Chiefs lost another local cornerback who went undrafted in Pitt State's DeVante Bausby, who broke his collarbone a few weeks ago. Short joins the competition in the secondary which heats back up at the end of the month with the start of training camp.