Chiefs Sign DB Kennard Cox, Waive Kilgore

Team adds depth to its 2013 secondary


The Kansas City Chiefs signed cornerback Kennard Cox and waived linebacker Chad Kilgore, the team announced Wednesday morning.

Cox (6-0, 191) has played in 29 games, during four NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2008-09) and Seattle Seahawks (2010-11). He owns 10 tackles, 0.5 sacks, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

Cox originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft selection (251st overall) of the Buffalo Bills in 2008, but was released before the season and added to the Green Bay Packers practice squad roster on Oct. 27, 2008. He was claimed off the Packers practice squad by the Jaguars in December of 2008, where he spent two seasons on and off the club's active roster.

In April of 2010, Cox joined the Seattle Seahawks, where he primarily served on the club's practice squad until March 13, 2012. The Miami, Florida native played collegiately at Pittsburgh, where he appeared in 47 games, totaling 98 tackles and two interceptions. He prepped at Miami Killian High School where he played wide receiver and quarterback.

Cox will wear jersey #47.

Kilgore originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders in 2012. He spent the 2012 training camp with the Raiders, before being released prior to the regular season. The Orrick, Missouri native played in 57 games at Northwest Missouri State, recording 392 tackles (165 solo), seven sacks, five interceptions, 12 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. He prepped at Excelsior Springs High School in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

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