Chiefs Sign Two To Futures Contracts


John Dorsey is still plugging away at filling the 90-man offseason roster.

The NFL transaction report says the Chiefs signed two players in the past week: wide receiver Corbin Louks and defensive back Aaron Hester. Neither player was on an NFL roster to end the season as is the requirement for players who sign a futures contract. Players who are pending free agents cannot be signed until the start of the new league year in March.

Louks, who is 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, the Chiefs’ practice squad, and the Area Football League. He’s a former Nevada player, who ran a 4.47 40-yard dash at his Pro Day in 2012. The combination of his size and athleticism make him intriguing as a prospect.

Hester is a 6-foot-2 cornerback which immediately makes him a fit for the Dorsey profile. He went undrafted out of UCLA in 2013 and has spent time with the Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, and San Diego Chargers. And if you were wondering, yes, he is related to Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester. The two are cousins.

These two plus the bulk of guys signed earlier make 17 players added to the Chiefs’ roster since the season ended. Last season the Chiefs signed Joe McKnight, Frankie Hammond Jr., Demetrius Harris during this portion of the offseason, all of whom made the 53-man roster.