The Chiefs signed cornerback Kenneth Penny on Tuesday, according to the NFL’s transactions report.
Penny, who is listed at 5 feet 11 and 173 pounds, is a rookie free agent from UNLV who participated in the team’s rookie minicamp in May and was invited to their mandatory minicamp in June.
Penny, however, was released on July 10 to make room for rookie cornerback Kevin Short, who was not selected in the supplemental draft.
The Chiefs’ recent decision to release Justin Cox — who was arrested for aggravated domestic assault in mid-July — left the team a man short at cornerback and one shy of the offseason roster max of 90 players prior to Penny’s addition.
A number of big-name veterans remain available — such as former Philadelphia guard Evan Mathis, former Packers receiver James Jones and former Indianapolis receiver James Jones — but on Tuesday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked if he anticipated any big-name being brought in during camp.
“I don’t think there are any surprises coming in, no,” Reid said.