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Chiefs sign free agent safety

The Chiefs have signed a three-year veteran who was formerly with the Seattle Seahawks.

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According to a report from friend of the site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent safety Tedric Thompson.

Thompson — the younger brother of former NFL safety Cedric Thompson, who played for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnatti Bengals — went to the University of Colorado, from where the Seattle Seahawks selected him in the fourth round (111th overall) in 2017. He stands at six feet and weighs in at 204 pounds, running a 4.6 40-yard dash at the 2017 NFL Combine.

Over three seasons, Thompson appeared in 29 games for Seattle — starting 16 of them — collecting 80 tackles (52 solo), five passes defensed, three interceptions and a forced fumble. Two of the picks were last season, in which Thompson started only six games before sustaining a shoulder injury that put him on injured reserve for the balance of the year.

The Seahawks released Thompson in March.

Thompson’s signing brings the number of players on the Chiefs’ roster to 87. The team may carry up to 90 on its active roster until August 16, when the roster must be cut to 80 players. Until then, the team will have to conduct split practices; no more than 80 players may be in the facility at one time.

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