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May 21, 2014

Chiefs sign fifth-round pick Aaron Murray to contract

The Chiefs announced Wednesday that they have signed quarterback Aaron Murray, their fifth-round draft choice, to a contract.

The Chiefs announced Wednesday that they have signed fifth-round pick Aaron Murray to a contract.

Murray, who was a four-year starter at quarterback at Georgia, is the fifth player in the Chiefs’ six-man 2014 draft class to agree to terms. Only outside linebacker and first-round pick Dee Ford remains unsigned.

As a senior, Murray completed 225 of 347 passes for 3,075 yards with 26 touchdowns and only nine interceptions before his season came to an end because of an ACL injury. He completed 921 of 1,478 passes for 13,166 yards with 121 touchdowns and 41 interceptions in his Bulldogs career, and is expected to compete with Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray for the two backup positions behind starter Alex Smith.

The Chiefs made another roster move Wednesday. They waived offensive tackle R.J. Dill and signed undrafted rookie linebacker DeRon Furr.

Dill, 23, was signed as an undrafted free agent after the regular season. He spent time with the Patriots’ and Jaguars’ practice squads in 2013.

Furr played strong safety at Fort Valley State, where the former four-star recruit landed after stints at Auburn and Memphis. He reportedly decided to transfer from Auburn, where he played quarterback, after a practice-field fight with his teammates in 2008. He then spent two years as a linebacker at Memphis, where he logged 73 tackles in 23 career games from 2009-10.

Furr then transfered to Fort Valley State, where he had 60 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks as a senior in 2013. During his pro day, he checked in at 6 feet 2 and 232 pounds, ran a 4.70 40-yard dash, bench-pressed 225 pounds 18 times and posted a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump.

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