The Chiefs signed defensive back Keith Lewis to a reserve-futures deal Wednesday, according to the NFL’s transaction report.
The Chiefs actually worked out Lewis, who played cornerback at Virginia-Lynchburg, prior to the 2014 NFL draft. At his pro day, he ran a 4.45-second 40-yard dash, bench-pressed 225 pounds 14 times and posted a vertical jump of 31 inches. His 2013 season statistics are not posted on the school’s website, but in 2012, he recorded 29 tackles with two interceptions, six pass breakups and eight passes defensed.
Lewis, who is listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, has spent some time in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets.
Lewis is the seventh player the team has signed to a reserve-futures deal, joining receiver Kenny Cook, defensive end Dominique Davis, linebacker Cameron Gordon, safety Jordan Kovacs, running back/fullback Trey Millard and defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu.
Only players who are not on an NFL team’s active roster at the conclusion of the regular season are eligible for these contracts. Last January, the Chiefs signed three players who are still with the team — running back Spencer Ware, guard Jarrod Pughsley and receiver Fred Williams — to reserve-futures deals.