The Kansas City Chiefs tried to sneak in a signing late Friday, but they can’t sneak anything by Arrowhead Addict.
The team announced that it signed defensive back Jacques Reeves. From KC Chiefs.com:
Reeves (5-11, 188) has seen action in 88 games (35 starts) with 164 tackles (146 solo), six interceptions returned for 145 yards, 45 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He has 25 career special teams tackles and has returned 13 kickoffs for 199 yards (15.3 avg.).
Reeves played in 28 games (21 starts) during his two seasons with Houston, totaling 77 tackles (69 solo) with five interceptions returned for 127 yards, including one TD, 26 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. In 2008, he started all 16 games and recorded 49 tackles (46 solo) with a career-best four interceptions returned for 108 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown, 19 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Reeves has been out of football for two years. He was a 7th round pick of the Cowboys in 2004. After his time in Dallas was up, he spent two seasons with the Houston Texans, starting all 16 games in 2008. This is more than likely another back end roster move to fill things out for the offseason. If a guy hasn’t played in two years there is usually a reason.
Interestingly, his Pro Football Focus numbers aren’t that bad. He graded at just -3.2 overall in 2008 but was mostly average with only two poor games. In 2009, a broken leg caused him to miss the beginning of the season. He didn’t start after that but he did play 499 snaps, recording a grade of +1.3.
This signing likely won’t amount to much and we are likely to see a few more back end of the roster type signings as the offseason wears on.