Jul 26, 2014; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watches during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Sign Cornerback Damond Smith

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The Kansas City Chiefs have signed cornerback Damond Smith in an effort to find some healthy legs. Here’s a quick clip from the Kansas City Star on Smith:

The Chiefs have signed free agent cornerback Damond Smith, who spent part of the 2013 season with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. Smith, 5-11, 185, began his college career at Western Michigan before transferring to South Alabama after the 2010 season.

One week into camp and the Chiefs are running into several problems at cornerback. Sean Smith is underperforming enough to be relegated to the second team, Phillip Gaines left yesterday’s practice with a head injury, Demarcus Van Dyke and David Van Dyke are dealing with hamstring issues, and Sanders Commings is down with a foot injury. Simply put, the Chiefs need capable bodies on the field.

Where Smith fits into the mix is unknown. He could very easily be a camp body until some of the other players on the team get healthy. Keep an eye on him, I suppose, but the improvement the Chiefs need at corner are going to have to come from some of the injured and underperforming players who are on the team before Smith’s arrival.

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