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Michael Hunter signs one-year deal with Chiefs

Michael Hunter, Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have spent the NFL offseason adding pieces to their defense that now includes inking former New York Giants cornerback Michael Hunter to a one-year deal.

Since entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie back in 2016, the former Oklahoma State product has been a path much-traveled in his first few years in the league having spent time with several teams such as the New York GiantsNew York JetsDenver BroncosBuffalo Bills, and Houston Texans. Hunter had rejoined the Giants back in mid-January after signing a reserve/future contract with the team but was waived back on May 6.

This move comes shortly after Keith Reaser suffered what is believed to be an Achilles injury, which could open up a spot for Hunter to possibly make a strong bid for a 52-man roster spot in training camp and the preseason. Although the 26-year-old has limited experience on the field, he does bring a veteran presence having been around several teams over his first three years in the league.

Hunter may also benefit for playing under current Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnulo, who had previously been with the Giants in that same position. His familiarity with the defensive system could have played a part in the decision to bring him aboard.