KANSAS CITY, Mo – The Chiefs signed cornerback Aaron Hester to a reserve/future contract, according to Tuesday’s NFL Transaction report.
Hester, a native of Los Angeles, entered the NFL in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA with the Denver Broncos, but was waived in late August of that year.
The 6-1, 207-pound Hester signed with the Detroit Lions in April 2014 before being waived on Aug. 25. The San Diego Chargers signed Hester to its practice squad in October.
Hester becomes the 17th player the Chiefs have signed to reserve/future contracts since the regular season ended. He is the second cornerback, joining Deji Olatoye, signed to a deal.
The remaining 15 players are tight end Brandon Barden, wide receiver Armon Binns, linebacker JoJo Dickson, defensive lineman Hebron Fangupo, offensive lineman Curtis Feight, guard Ricky Henry, long snapper Brandon Hartson, long snapper Jorgen Hus, wide receiver Corbin Louks, offensive lineman Jarrod Pughsley, tight end Adam Schiltz, offensive tackle Derek Sherrod, running back Spencer Ware, wide receiver Fred Williams and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy.
Hester is the fifth player signed to not have spent time on the Chiefs 10-man practice squad the past season. The other four are Hartson, Hus, Sherrod and Ware.
Reserve/future contracts are signed with a free-agent player who was not on a team’s active roster when the regular season ended.
Players are signed with a view to the upcoming season once the league’s calendar year kicks off.
Teams are allowed a maximum of 90 players on the offseason roster.