Chiefs bring back CB Jamell Fleming

Sept. 13, 2015; Houston; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Jamell Fleming (30) breaks up a pass intended for Texans wide receiver Nate Washington at NRG Stadium. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sept. 13, 2015; Houston; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Jamell Fleming (30) breaks up a pass intended for Texans wide receiver Nate Washington at NRG Stadium. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs signed cornerback Jamell Fleming to a free-agent contract, according to Saturday’s NFL Transaction report.

The 5-11, 206-pound Fleming returns for a second stint. He originally joining the Chiefs in 2014 after being signed off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad and finished that season appearing in seven games with four starts, totaling 27 tackles (25 solo) and three passes defensed.

Fleming played in all 16 regular-season games last season with no starts, logging just 152 defensive snaps. He produced 13 total tackles (12 solo), five passes defensed and a fumble recovery.

His primary contributions in 2015, however, came on special teams, where he ranked third in tackles (8) and totaled the fourth-highest amount of snaps (273).

Fleming, who turns 27 in May, entered the league in 2012 out of Oklahoma as a third-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals. He split the 2013 season with the Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars.

On his four-year career, Fleming has appeared in 46 total games, 23 coming with the Chiefs.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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