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Former MU defensive lineman Dominique Hamilton signed by Chiefs to reserve-futures contract

Updated: 2014-01-11T04:19:17Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs signed former Missouri defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton to a reserve-futures contract Friday.

Hamilton, who is listed at 6 feet 5 and 315 pounds, posted pictures of himself signing his contract during a recent visit to the practice facility on Facebook. When later reached by phone, Hamilton's agent, Josh Arnold, confirmed that his client would be signing with the Chiefs.

Arnold said multiple teams reached out to Hamilton after his contract squad contract expired with Washington, but Hamilton felt like the Chiefs were the best fit because of his overall opportunity to make the roster.

“They wanna get their hands on Dominique and see where he fits best,” Arnold said. “But initially, the Chiefs seem to like him more as a nose but feel like he might be able to play some five-tech (defensive end), too.”

After starting three years at Missouri, where he finished his senior season with 56 tackles (seven for loss) and three sacks, Hamilton signed with Oakland as an undrafted free agent. He was released by the Raiders before the 2012 season, but signed with Washington's practice squad and his spent the better part of two seasons there. He has not played in a regular-season game, but he did log 46 defensive snaps with Washington during the 2013 preseason and finish with three tackles and a pass deflection. He also had a grade of plus-2.5, according to Pro Football Focus.

Here's Hamilton's 2011 combine video (scroll down through his profile to see it).

Here's a video of a sack he had during the 2012 preseason.

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/TerezPaylor.

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