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Former Packers tackle Derek Sherrod among 14 players to sign reserve-futures contracts with Chiefs

Former Green Bay Packers tackle Derek Sherrod has joined the Chiefs on a reserve-futures contract.
Former Green Bay Packers tackle Derek Sherrod has joined the Chiefs on a reserve-futures contract. The Associated Press

The Chiefs signed 14 players to reserve-futures contracts on Tuesday, including 10 who finished the season on their practice squad.

The four new additions are offensive tackles Curtis Feigt and Derek Sherrod, long snapper Jorgen Hus and running back Spencer Ware.

Sherrod, 25, is arguably the most interesting of the group. The Packers thought enough of Sherrod, a 6-foot-5, 321-pound Mississippi State product, to select him with the 32nd overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

He played in five games as a rookie before he suffered a broken leg against the Chiefs when outside linebacker Tamba Hali rolled into him.

Sherrod missed the 2012 season while recovering from the injury, and started last year on the physically unable to perform list. He appeared in seven games in 2013 and eight more this season — including one start — before he was released in October.

Heading into the 2011 draft, NFL.com wrote that “Sherrod possesses a nice combination of height and mobility” but was “susceptible to the bull rush and violent moves … struggles at times against stunts and twists and can be baited out of position.”

Hus, 25, has spent time with the Rams and Seahawks. Though he’s never appeared in an NFL game, he did create an entertaining and brief trick-shot long snapping video.

Ware, 23, is a former sixth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2013. Listed at 5 feet 10 and 227 pounds, he played in two games before suffering an ankle injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season. Ware was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in January, and although the case was dismissed in July, he was arrested against in September for the same offense.

Feigt, 25, was signed and released to the Chiefs’ practice squad at least five times this season. He is listed at 6 feet 7 and 314 pounds and he attended West Virginia.

The 10 practice squad players who were signed are tight end Brandon Barden, receiver Armon Binns, linebacker JoJo Dickson, defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo, guard Ricky Henry, cornerback Deji Olatoye, guard Jarrod Pughsley, tight end Adam Schiltz, receiver Fred Williams and defensive tackle Jerel Worthy.

Reserve-futures contracts 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.

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