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Chiefs sign defensive back Dakari Monroe back to the roster

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Monroe originally signed with the club as an undrafted free agent, was waived on May 7 and has now returned.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have signed defensive back Dakari Monroe back to the roster, according to the NFL’s official transaction report.

Monroe was originally part of the class of 17 undrafted free agents the Chiefs brought aboard after the draft but was released on May 7 when the Chiefs signed four tryout players who were with the team during rookie minicamp.

With the retirement of linebacker Martrell Spaight, the Chiefs’ had an open position on their 90-man roster, which they used to sign Monroe back to the club. Monroe becomes the team’s 11th cornerback.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pound Monroe is a product of San Jose State, where he played in 46 games over four seasons with 22 starts.

Monroe was a first-team All-Mountain West selection in 2018, when he started all 12 games. Monroe led the Spartans with four interceptions. The school lists Monroe as a “cornerback, nickleback and contributing special teams player,” adding that he “was an outstanding special teams gunner” in 2018.

In 46 career games, Monroe recorded 99 tackles (62 solo), 25 passes defensed, seven interceptions, 6.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery.

The school says Monroe finished his college football career by participating in the 2019 College Gridiron Showcase.