ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Chiefs added an experienced cornerback on Wednesday, signing free agent Michael Hunter to a free agent contract, a source tells Chiefs Digest.
Hunter appeared at practice on Wednesday wearing No. 25. Hunter, who stands 6-0, 186 pounds, started his college career at Indiana before finishing as a graduate transfer for Oklahoma State in 2015.
He played in 32 games in his college career, picking up 98 total tackles with four interceptions, 12 passes defensed and a forced fumble. He ran a 4.40 40-yard dash at his pro day.
Hunter entered the in 2016 as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants, where he played for current Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. He played six games for the Giants, recording four tackles in limited action. He was placed on injured reserve after a hamstring injury in Week 6 and waived injured.
Hunter later spent time on the practice squad with the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans. He rejoined the Giants in Januarys and was waived on May 6.
While Hunter has limited game experience, his time in the league makes him a downright grizzled veteran in the Chiefs' cornerback room. At age 26, he becomes the second-oldest player among the club's corners. Only Bashaud Breeland in his sixth season has more time as a professional than Hunter.
The Chiefs had an open roster spot following the release last week of tight end Neal Sterling. The club has yet to declare a transaction involving Reaser, so he remains on the 90-player roster for now.