Former Chiefs cornerback signs with Indianapolis Colts

Chris Ballard has given Chris Lammons a place to call home for the preseason.

Jan 1, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jalen Virgil (15) defends
Jan 1, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jalen Virgil (15) defends / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Chris Lammons has officially signed a contract to play for the Indianapolis Colts, per a press release from the team.

Lammons, who is now 27 years old, has returned to his journeyman roots, so to speak, after spending time with three NFL teams before he found a longer-term home with the Chiefs in recent years, but now he hopes to impress a new set of coaches on defense and special teams in Indy.

Chris Ballard has given Chris Lammons a place to call home for the preseason.

Lammons originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent out of South Carolina where he played next to future Chiefs defensive back Rashad Fenton for a couple of seasons. The Atlanta Falcons were the first team to sign him, but it was a short-lived stint—as was his next stop with the New Orleans Saints—before finally landing with the Miami Dolphins for just over a year from 2018-2019.

The Chiefs signed Lammons to their own practice squad late in the 2019 campaign and he would remain there for the bulk of the 2020 season as well before he was activated for the final quarter of the schedule. Lammons would go on to play in 12 games for the Chiefs in '21 and 16 of 17 games in 2022 as a special teams ace.

Last January, the Chiefs waived Lammons and the Cincinnati Bengals ended up claiming him before the AFC Championship Game between both teams. From there he became a free agent following the season and was without a team to call his own until now.

Lammons' stock does come with some legal baggage after he was charged with a felony for battery in conjunction with an assault that occurred in Las Vegas with fellow NFL player Alvin Kamara. Eventually, those charges were reduced in a plea deal that resulted in a $100K restitution payment and some community service.