Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive back Chris Owens (21) tackles Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) during the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency: Kansas City Chiefs Sign Corner Back, Chris Owens


 

According to multiple reports, including Adam Teicher of ESPN.com, The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran corner back, Chris Owens.

Owens was drafted in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He’s seen limited time, only having started 14 games over the last 5 seasons. It would appear that Owens was added to the roster for quality depth, something the Chiefs are lacking at the corner back position.

Owens doesn’t exactly fit the trend of what corner backs look like these days. The Chiefs have Shaun Smith, who’s 6 feet 3 inches tall, followed by Marcus Cooper, who is 6 feet 2 inches tall. You would think by those measurements the Chiefs were trying to follow suit with bigger corners but, Owens suggests otherwise. Standing at only 5 feet 9 inches tall, he and Brandon Flowers are the two smallest corners on the Chiefs roster.

Like mentioned before, Owens is quality depth for the Chiefs and is likely going to play a big role in special teams. This is just speculation, but I believe Kansas City will be adding another corner from the draft. The Chiefs are very thin in the defensive backfield as a whole, so I see them trying to add another piece before training camp rolls around. Owens was the first step in adding that depth.

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  • berttheclock

    This mentioning he played for Miami is a bit deceptive. He was only with Miami for one game after being picked up off waivers from the Browns. The Browns had signed him from Atlanta and he had a good camp. However, during the season, he had injury problems which affected his play and he was not seen by the Browns as being productive in nickle packages. He was placed on IR and reached a settlement with the Browns, then, was waived along with another defensive back. The Dolphins signed him in December and he only played a short time in one game, then, was waived. So, which DB has been signed by the Chiefs, the one who had some good time with the Falcons, the one who had a good training camp with the Browns or the one who ended up trying to play the regular season with the Browns?

    • Josh Michaels

      Hopefully the one who can provide quality depth and play special teams. That’s all the Chiefs are going to ask of him anyway.

  • BobbyP

    Whoop-te-do ; another astounding move in free agency by the Kansas City Chief’s !