When Orlando Scandrick was released by the Washington Redskins, it was promptly reported that the Kansas Chiefs would be his first free agent visit. The veteran cornerback was in Kansas City by Tuesday night, and it would appear that visit went well.
According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Chiefs and Scandrick have struck a deal:
Source: the Chiefs are signing veteran CB Orlando Scandrick.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 19, 2018
Scandrick, 31, joins a Chiefs secondary with some injury and inexperience concerns. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero added it is a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.
He’s known more as a slot corner, but during his days with the Dallas Cowboys, they apparently asked him to play some safety position. “Not happening,” he said.
Keep an eye on where he lines up and what it means for the Chiefs existing depth chart.
At worst, he should provide some depth for a team featuring three rookie cornerbacks behind Kendall Fuller, David Amerson and Steve Nelson, who is currently in the concussion protocol.
In nine NFL seasons with the Cowboys, Scandrick compiled 406 tackles (362 solo), 63 passes defensed, 11.5 sacks, eight interceptions and eight forced fumbles