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Chiefs add help to secondary by signing veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick

Washington cornerback Orlando Scandrick, right, breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Josh Doctson at NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 26, 2018.
Washington cornerback Orlando Scandrick, right, breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Josh Doctson at NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 26, 2018. AP file photo

It happened: The Chiefs finally added a veteran free agent cornerback.

Former Cowboys corner Orlando Scandrick signed with the Chiefs early Sunday morning. The contract is for one year and $1.5 million, according to NFL Network.

Scandrick, who fills the roster opening created by safety Robert Golden’s departure, was released by Washington earlier this week after signing a two-year, $10 million max deal with the organization in March. Scandrick, 31, earned a $1 million signing bonus before his release.

Prior to his short stint with Washington, Scandrick spent nine seasons in Dallas, but he hasn’t played in a full 16-game season since 2013 because of injury. Scandrick started 11 games for the Cowboys last year before a back injury cut his season short.

During his Cowboys career, Scandrick amassed 362 tackles, 11 1/2 sacks and eight interceptions.

With the offseason departure of Marcus Peters, the Chiefs have been on the market for a veteran cornerback throughout the summer. During training camp, the organization hosted free-agent corner Bashaud Breeland.

With corner David Amerson’s struggles and Steven Nelson’s concussion, Scandrick’s addition to the secondary gives the group much-needed depth from a veteran player.

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