Jan 22, 2013; Mobile AL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey discusses with his scouts and coaches following the Senior Bowl South Squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Sign CB Moody, Waive Conroy Black

The Kansas City Chiefs announced this morning that they have signed cornerback Semaj Moody and waived cornerback Conroy Black.

GM John Dorsey continues to turn over the bottom of the Chiefs roster, looking for competition in the defensive backfield.

From the Chiefs:

Moody (5-10, 195) joins the Chiefs after playing one season in the AFL for the Chicago Rush (2012). He played in all 18 games for the club and led the team in tackles with 86.5. Moody added three interceptions, 10 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries, returning one for a touchdown. Prior to his stint in Chicago he played collegiately at South Carolina State as both a receiver and defensive back. Moody prepped at Denmark-Olar High School in Denmark, S.C.

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). Prior to playing at Utah he attended Fullerton College. Black prepped at Everglades High School in Miramar, Fla. He joined the Chiefs as a free agent on July 26, 2013.

I really like that Dorsey is continuing to make move. He has these players in camp now and is able to evaluate them up close. If he decides after a few practices that a player doesn’t have a shot at making the team, it is smart for him to move on and evaluate another player. It is also a nice gesture to the player being cut, as they will have a chance to catch on elsewhere while there is still time left in the preseason.

We wish Black the best.

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  • berttheclock

    I had expected Dorsey and Reid to emulate John Schneider and Carroll with the Seahawks. In Seattle, there has been roster move upon roster move in order to build the new and improved Seahawks. Just another example by R&D about not attempting to rest upon their laurels. Ye olde philosophy taught to all new comers to the Chiefs of “Rent, Don’t Buy”.

  • Chris Tarrants

    Absolutely, if they don’t stick them pitch them and chuck another handful against the wall! Eventually they are bound to get a diamond in the rough

  • Clint Moran

    What a refreshing change of pace from the days of Peterson and pioli where no second guessing of their initial moves existed. See: Tyler palko, Barry Richardson, and many others that had inexplicable starting roles for our beloved chiefs.