The Chiefs have signed wide receiver Antonio Callaway to a futures contract.
The Kansas City Chiefs have made another signing of a player to a reserve/futures deal as they look forward to the upcoming offseason with the news that wide receiver Antonio Callaway has joined the team, per Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports.
Callaway joins the Chiefs as a former member of the Cleveland Browns, which adds an interesting wrinkle to the signing given that both teams are slated to face each other in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. In another interesting footnote to the signing, former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey was the one who drafted Callaway for the Browns in the first place.
Callaway first entered the league as Cleveland’s fourth round pick from the 2018 NFL Draft as a talented wideout from the University of Florida. His on-field abilities was never questioned given his incredible speed, athleticism, and hands. He also has great skills as a returner, which means the Chiefs might enjoy some potential depth and special teams help here—that is, if things work out for him off the field.
This entire acquisition for the Chiefs will be the same as it was for the Browns and the Miami Dolphins before him. Can Callaway stay clean? From allegations of sexual assault and misconduct during his college days to violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy to a citation for driving on a suspended license, Callaway is pretty much out of chances if things don’t work out in Kansas City. Given the signing, it’s likely true that Callaway has said everything right coming into the organization in hopes of turning things around.
The Chiefs made their first futures signing earlier this week with the addition of quarterback Anthony Gordon, a former rookie free agent from Washington State who signed with the Seattle Seahawks after the draft.