Chiefs Dig Up, Dust Off Another Player

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.

5 Responses to “Chiefs Dig Up, Dust Off Another Player”

  • February 25, 2012  - Chuck says:

    I see him as a guy that will go to camp and play in a preseason game or two and then probably be cut. Speaking of “cut”, whatever happened to everybodys favorite WR Bobby Sippio???? What would make for a very good story is “where are some of these guys and what are they doing today”?????? I can give you a ton of former Chiefs that have vanished into thin air. It would make for an interesting story to see what these guys are doing today. Bagging grocerys, selling medicare supplements, bar tending?????

  • February 25, 2012  - el cid says:

    Well he should be well rested. Wonder if they studied game film, did they have films with motion in the olden days?

    Good way spend Hunt money, I guess.

  • February 26, 2012  - TDKC says:

    You know Pioli loves these low risk players. I guess he hopes one of these cast offs will stick. He is like an addicted gambler. He must be saying There just has to be another Tom Brady out there……..I

  • February 26, 2012  - TDKC says:

    he may be player number 50 but he looks like passenger 57.

  • February 26, 2012  - Rick says:

    Camp fodder. Necessary, but hardly news worthy.

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