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Chiefs sign safety Jonathon Amaya

08/10/2014 9:49 PM

08/10/2014 9:49 PM

In the wake of Steve Gregory's retirement, the Chiefs signed safety Jonathon Amaya on Sunday night.

Amaya, 25, is listed at 6 feet 2 and 205 pounds. He racked up 37 tackles and a forced fumble in 38 games with the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins from 2010 to 2012.

He signed a free-agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals in March 2013 but was released during training camp and sat out the 2013 season.

Amaya will compete with fellow safeties Eric Berry, Husain Abdullah, Daniel Sorensen, Jerron McMillian and Malcolm Bronson for playing time.

The Chiefs found themselves one player short at the position when Gregory, 31, decided to retire less than two weeks after he signed a free-agent deal with the club.

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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