Chiefs Add CB Vernon Kearney to Practice Squad

Move follows Bradley McDougald being elevated to 53-man roster

The Kansas City Chiefs added cornerback Vernon Kearney to their practice squad roster, the team announced today.


Kearney (6-2, 185) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills on April 29, 2013. He was released by the Bills in May, then signed by the Cleveland Browns prior to training camp. Kearney was released by the Browns on Aug. 26.

The Bradenton, Fla., native played collegiately at Lane College, where he spent his first two years as a wide receiver, before moving to the defensive backfield. He totaled 45 tackles in his final two seasons with the Dragons, along with two interceptions, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

He prepped at Sarasota Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla.

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