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Chiefs Sign S Kurt Coleman; LB Joe Mays to IR

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has signed safety Kurt Coleman. The team has placed linebacker Joe Mays on injured reserve with a designation to return.

Coleman (5-11, 200)has played in 59 games (29 starts) in four NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2010-13). He was released by the Vikings on Aug. 30 after spending the offseason and training camp with the club. Coleman owns 197 career tackles (150 solo), six tackles for loss, seven interceptions, 11 passes defensed and two forced fumbles. He originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft selection (244th overall) of the Eagles in the 2010 NFL Draft. A team captain and team MVP at Ohio State, he prepped at Northmont High School in Clayton, Ohio.

Mays (5-11, 244) has seen action in 61 contests (35 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Houston Texans (2013), Denver Broncos (2010-12) and Philadelphia Eagles (2008-09). He joined Kansas City as a free agent on March 12, 2014. His career numbers include 194 tackles (141 solo), 18 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks (-10.5 yards), six passes defensed and one forced fumble. He originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (200th overall) of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2008 NFL Draft. Mays played collegiately at North Dakota State and prepped at Hyde Park High School in Chicago, Ill.

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