KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Friday saw two transactions involving addition and subtraction out of One Arrowhead Drive, as the Chiefs continue to tinker with the offseason roster.
The Chiefs signed cornerback Chris Owens to a free-agent deal, while waiving defensive lineman Brandon Moore.
Terms of Owens’ deal were not disclosed.
Owens, who enters his sixth season, originally joined the league in 2009 out of San Jose State as a third-round pick (90th overall) of the Atlanta Falcons where he spent four seasons (2009-12).
He split the 2013 season between the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns.
Owens appeared in one game with the Dolphins, and appeared in 12 games with three starts for Cleveland where he recorded a career-high 2.5 sacks.
Listed at 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, Owens, 27, has appeared in 72 games with 14 starts on his career.
Through five seasons, he’s totaled 150 tackles (33 solo), 3.5 sacks, 15 passes defensed, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Owens offers the Chiefs veteran depth at the cornerback position ahead of organized teams activities (OTAs) in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs released Moore a little more than two months since signing him to a reserve/future deal on Jan. 11. The former University of Texas Longhorn was part of a group of seven players that included running back Joe McKnight.
Moore entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2013 with the San Diego Chargers where he spent most of the season on the practice squad. He later signed with the Denver Broncos practice squad.
The Broncos released Moore on Dec. 31.
Notes: Former Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis signed a one-year, $795,000 deal with the Houston Texans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports … Houston’s signing of Lewis reunites him with former Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel, the current Texans defensive coordinator … Wide receiver Kyle Williams is the remaining Chiefs unrestricted free agent from 2013.