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Chiefs sign another draft pick, four free agents


The Chiefs officially announced the signing of second-round pick Jeff Allen on Wednesday, but that’s not the only draft pick they got under contract.

Safety DeQuan Menzie, a fifth-round pick, has also agreed to a four-year deal with the team. That leaves just two more players for the Chiefs to sign from their 2012 draft class.

Menzie started 20 games at cornerback for Alabama after a stint at junior college and saw most of his success when lined up in the slot. The team has another former Alabama player, Javier Arenas, as their slot corner at present, which might be why Menzie spent the rookie minicamp playing safety. He would back up Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis at that spot, although his experience at corner could also give him a role in other sub packages this season.

The Chiefs also announced the signing of four free agents. Tight end Martin Rucker and linebacker Leon Williams were both Browns draft picks when Romeo Crennel was in Cleveland. Both of them have a fair amount of NFL experience to draw on in their quest for spots on the Chiefs roster this summer. Those two players and safety Dominique Ellis earned contracts with tryouts at the rookie minicamp.

Offensive lineman Rich Ranglin was the other player signed by the Chiefs as they beefed their roster up to 87 players.