The New York Giants have extended an opportunity for a couple of former Kansas City Chiefs players for the 2022 season.
As a new season begins, the excitement of watching the Kansas City Chiefs report to training camp is largely about seeing new faces on the team and how they will mesh with the coaching staff and holdover teammates for a brand new year. However, new faces also mean that familiar players are elsewhere, hoping for another chance to extend their NFL careers.
Two former members of the Chiefs roster have found a place to latch on with the New York Giants. Brian Daboll, who is himself a former offensive coordinator for the Chiefs, is the team’s new head coach and will be overseeing the arrival of four new signees on Tuesday to training camp including wide receiver Marcus Kemp and defensive lineman Nick Williams.
Kemp will be the most familiar name for Chiefs fans after he spent the last several years as a key member of the team’s celebrated special teams units. A core-four player for S/T coach Dave Toub, Kemp was a former undrafted free agent out of Hawaii back in 2017 who found a way to beat out preseason competition every year—even after seasons lost to injury. Kemp appeared in a total of 44 games for the Chiefs from 2017-21.
As for Williams, he’s a journeyman lineman who, like Kemp, has carved out an impressive career for himself given that he was initially a small-school prospect out of Samford chosen in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Williams was with the team from 2014-16 and played very sparingly on defense before being released. He’s since caught on with the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, and Detroit Lions.
The Giants also signed safety Andrew Adams and offensive tackle Kamaal Seymour.