The Kansas City Chiefs announced the signing of defensive back Harold Jones-Quartey on Thursday morning, via their official Twitter account.
We have signed free agent DB Harold Jones-Quartey. pic.twitter.com/eUBGSMiAQP— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 7, 2019
Jones-Quartey, 25, first entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals back in 2015 but was waived before the season. He was claimed by the Chicago Bears and spent 2015-16 with the team.
The Bears waived Jones-Quartey in September 2017. He was signed to the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles practice squads during that season but never played. Jones-Quartey was a member of Philadelphia’s practice squad when they won Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots.
The 5-foot-11, 210-pound safety appeared to be out of football in 2018. In 29 career games (all as a member of the Bears), Jones-Quartey has 103 tackles (87 solo), two interceptions, seven passes defensed and one forced fumble.
New #Chiefs signing: Safety Harold Jones-Quartey.— PFF KC Chiefs (@PFF_Chiefs) March 7, 2019
Jones-Quartey played 1,006 combined regular season defensive snaps with the Bears in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Jones-Quartey played 731 of those snaps and received a 62.4 overall grade and an 80.4 tackling grade.#ChiefsKingdom https://t.co/vI3ag4tT7u
Similar to the Chiefs’ four signings in late February, Jones-Quartey will have to earn his way to consideration for the 53-man roster at this year’s training camp.