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.