Chiefs Add Two Rookie Free Agents

Posted Aug 3, 2011

Kansas City signs Oregon DB Javes Lewis and Carson-Newman DB Mario Russell

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed rookie free agents DB Javes Lewis and DB Mario Russell.

Lewis (6-1, 190) played in 39 games at Oregon, recording 122 tackles (83 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks (-12.0 yards). He also had three interceptions, 12 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. The Nuremburg, Germany native was a running back and safety at Tustin High School in Tustin, Calif.

Russell (6-2, 205) appeared in 45 games (35 starts) at Carson-Newman, producing 275 tackles (142 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss and four interceptions. He added 30 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He earned offensive and defensive MVP honors at Mifflin High School in Columbus, Ohio.

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