Chiefs reportedly sign CB Morris Claiborne
The Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive overhaul continues even into training camp.
According to Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports, cornerback Morris Claiborne has agreed to terms with the Chiefs and will fly to Kansas City Thursday to finalize the deal. It’s a one-year deal, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
The Chiefs have agreed to terms with free agent CB Mo Claiborne, a source tells me. He’s flying out to K.C. tonight.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) August 8, 2019
The #Chiefs are giving CB Mo Claiborne a 1-year deal worth up to $1.5M, source said. He’ll be suspended the first four games of the season, which KC has known since they began negotiating with him. https://t.co/jWR36KsuR6
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 8, 2019
Claiborne will provide more depth to a secondary that had its issues last season. He will join the likes of Bashaud Breeland and Tyrann Mathieu who have also been brought in by Kansas City to ensure that the team can stand up a little bit better to opposing quarterbacks.
The Chiefs will have to wait a bit to deploy Claiborne. He will miss the first four games of the season due to a suspension, which goes a long way toward explaining why he was still available this late into training camp.