The Chiefs have signed cornerback Aaron Hester and receiver Corbin Louks to reserve-future contracts.
Hester, 24, is listed at 6-feet-1 and 207 pounds, so he has the size the Chiefs like. He went undrafted out of UCLA in 2013, and has spent time with the Broncos, Lions and Chargers since then. He is the cousin of Falcons receiver Devin Hester, a three-time Pro Bowler.
Louks, 25, is listed at 6 feet and 200 pounds. Louks has spent time with the Seahawks and with the San Jose Sabercats of the Arena Football League and Boston Brawlers of the Fall Experimental Football League.
The Chiefs have now signed 17 players to reserve-futures contracts since the end of the season. The others tight end Brandon Barden, receiver Armon Binns, linebacker JoJo Dickson, defensive end Hebron Fangupo, offensive tackle Curtis Feigt, offensive guard Ricky Henry, long snapper Brandon Hartson, long snapper Jorgen Hus, cornerback Deji Olatoye, offensive guard Jarrod Pughsley, tight end Adam Schiltz, offensive tackle Derek Sherrod, running back Spencer Ware, receiver Fred Williams and defensive end Jerel Worthy.
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Reserve-future contract begin when the new league year opens in March and don’t count against the current roster limit. They essentially allow teams to sign players even though the new season hasn’t started.
Only players who are not on an NFL team’s active roster at the conclusion of the regular season are eligible for these contracts.