Chiefs sign CB Jamell Fleming

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs on Friday signed cornerback Jamell Fleming from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.

The 5-11, 206-pound Fleming originally entered the league in 2012 out of Oklahoma as a third-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals. He spent the 2013 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Ravens signed Fleming to its practice squad on Sept. 3.

Fleming, a native of Edinburg, Texas, has appeared in 23 games (three starts) and recorded 20 tackles (17 solo).

He joins a cornerback group that includes Sean Smith, Marcus Cooper, Ron Parker, Chris Owens and Phillip Gaines.

Fleming replaces guard/tackle Jeff Allen on the 53-man roster. The Chiefs placed Allen on season-ending injured reserve after he underwent elbow surgery Friday.