The Chiefs are down to one unsigned pick from their 2016 draft class.
The team announced that they have signed fourth-round cornerback Eric Murray and fifth-round wide receiver/kick returner Tyreek Hill to four-year deals. Third-round cornerback KeiVarae Russell is the last player without a contract from the nine-player class.
Hill’s selection garnered more notice than many fifth-round selections. He pleaded guilty to punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend in 2015, which led to questions for the Chiefs about their decision to bring him onto the roster. Coach Andy Reid pointed to counseling work that Hill has done and Hill said he understands any anger from fans while explaining he’s working to be a better person.
General Manager John Dorsey said on PFT Live last week that Hill isn’t guaranteed a roster spot, although it’s fair to assume they wouldn’t have drafted a player with his background if they didn’t think he’d make a difference on the field.
Murray’s addition got less attention, but started 39 games at Minnesota and should be in the mix for playing time on defense and special teams during his rookie season.