While they spend the weekend checking out incoming players to the National Football League at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Chiefs announced the signing of street free agent DB Jacques Reeves on Friday.
They had to dig up and dust off Reeves to get him under contract. The 29-year old native of Texas has not played in the NFL since the 2009 season. He was in the league for six seasons, playing four years with Dallas (2004-07) and then two with the Texans (2008-09). Houston signed him as an unrestricted free agent before the ’08 season in a 5-year deal, worth $20 million, with $8 million in guaranteed money. He started in the ’08 season but then lost his starting job in ’09 after he was injured (broken fibula). He was released on September 3, 2009.
Reeves falls into the same category as WR Keary Colbert, who had been out of the league for two years and was part of the Southern Cal coaching staff when he signed with the Chiefs last August. Colbert made the roster coming out of camp and played in seven games before he was released on November 23. He ended up catching nine passed for 89 yards.
At 5-11, 188 pounds, Reeves played in 88 NFL games with 35 starts. He totaled 189 tackles with six interceptions, including one he returned 44 yards for a score while with the Texans.
He’s now the 50th player that the Chiefs have under contract for the 2012 season.