Chiefs sign CB Deji Olatoye to practice squad

Aug 16, 2014; Arlington, TX; Then-Ravens CB Deji Olatoye (32) defends against Cowboys WR Jamar Newsome (85) during a preseason game at AT&T Stadium. Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 16, 2014; Arlington, TX; Then-Ravens CB Deji Olatoye (32) defends against Cowboys WR Jamar Newsome (85) during a preseason game at AT&T Stadium. Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs had two practice squad spots available after releasing fullback Jordan Campbell and tight end Justin Jones on Tuesday.

The Chiefs filled one of the open positions with the signing of cornerback Deji Olatoye, according to Wednesday’s NFL Transactions report.

The 6-1, 194-pound Olatoye entered the league in May as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina A&T with the Baltimore Ravens.

He spent training camp with the Ravens and a brief period of time on Baltimore’s practice squad to start the season.

The Ravens released Olatoye on Sept. 3 and replaced him with cornerback Jamell Fleming, whom the Chiefs eventually signed to the active roster on Sept. 12.

The signing of Olatoye during the bye week potentially affords the Chiefs insurance when considering cornerbacks Chris Owens (knee) and rookie Phillip Gaines (concussion) are recovering from injuries.

The Chiefs currently have six cornerbacks on the active roster: Fleming, Owns, Gaines, Sean Smith, Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker.

The versatile Parker has filled in for strong safety Eric Berry, who has missed three straight games with a high ankle sprain.

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