Per friend-of-the-site Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Indiana and Oklahoma State cornerback Michael Hunter.
Chiefs have signed CB Michael Hunter, per source. 2016 undrafted free agent from Oklahoma State, he’s spent time with six NFL clubs, last with the New York Giants.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) July 31, 2019
Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the New York Giants in 2016 — while current Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was the Giants’ DC — Hunter went through a dizzying series of roster transactions with the Giants over the next two seasons. Cut before training camp, added to the practice squad, activated to the active roster, cut from the roster, placed on injured reserve, signed to the practice squad, cut from the practice squad... the whole range of possibilities.
In the end, Hunter played in just six games for the Giants over those two seasons, in which he made four tackles.
Since halfway through the 2017 season, Hunter has bounced around the league — the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans have all had him under contract — until returning to the Giants, where he signed a reserve/futures contract in January. The Giants released him in May.
Hunter played two seasons at Indiana and one at Oklahoma State. Between the two schools, he played in 32 games and was credited with 98 tackles (81 solo, 7.5 for a loss), 12 passes defensed, four interceptions and a forced fumble. At 6 feet and 186 pounds, he ran a 4.40 40-yard dash at his Oklahoma State pro day.
This move brings the Chiefs roster back up to 90 players. But the Chiefs have not yet made a roster move with cornerback Keith Reaser, who suffered what was reported to be a torn Achilles tendon during Monday’s training camp practice. If the Chiefs make a move with Reaser, another signing could be on the way.