Chiefs Sign Conroy Black

August 1, 2012; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive back Conroy Black (37) during training camp at the Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed CB Conroy Black.

From the Chiefs:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed cornerback Conroy Black.

Black (6-0, 187) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders on May 11, 2012. He spent the 2012 preseason with Oakland before being released, then was added to the Detroit Lions practice squad roster on Sept. 18. Black was released by the Lions on May 16, 2013. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native played defensive back at Utah for two years (2010-11). He saw action in 26 games (13 starts) for the Utes, recording 58 tackles (35 solo), one tackle for loss, 1.0 sack, seven passes defensed and five interceptions. Prior to playing at Utah he attended Fullerton College where he was a team captain. Born in Jamaica, Black prepped at Everglades High School in Miramar, Fla.

The Chiefs cut WR Mardy Gilyard last night and the move was likely to make room for Black.

The Chiefs are pretty good at CB but the recent loss of Sanders Comings to a fractured collarbone so they may have wanted to add another young DB that they could potentially plug in at safety. KC lost some of their younger safety depth when they traded away CB Javier Arenas earlier this offseason.

Black is likely a long shot to make the team but the Chiefs must have liked him enough to cut Gilyard.

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  • Deaudrey Dre-Mac MacDonald

    Camp body

  • Jim Harper

    Does not seem to bring much to the table.

  • FaAmos

    He only got 13 starts while playing for Utah in college, don’t see him doing much in his second year. Not saying he can’t become a player but its going to take some time and why did Reid let Sanders Commings break his collarbone, that’s unexceptable damnit.

  • FaAmos

    Trading Javier Arenas for a Full-back giving KC three FB’s for training camp isn’t looking like a smart move anymore, Oh Wait! It never looked like a smart move. Javier was a decent player especially if you just used him on nickel and dime and special teams

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