KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City native De’Vante Bausby returns to his hometown again, hoping for better luck the second time around.
The Chiefs signed the free agent cornerback to a contract Wednesday after the Chicago Bears placed Bausby on waivers Monday. Terms were not immediately disclosed.
The 6-2, 190-pound Bausby attended Bishop Hogan Preparatory Academy in Kansas City and played collegiately at Pittsburg State.
He initially signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2015. A broken collarbone suffered during organized team activities in June prematurely ended his run with the team. The Chiefs waived Bausby after reaching an injury settlement.
Bausby joined the practice squad of the Chicago Bears late in the 2015 season later signed a futures contract. He played against the Chiefs during the teams’ 2016 preseason match up in Chicago.
The 24-year-old Bausby bounced back and forth between the active roster and practice squad for the Bears during the 2016 season, picking up 11 tackles. He played 115 defensive snaps in four games for the team.
Bausby possesses the combination of size and speed at cornerback valued by Chiefs general manager John Dorsey. He fan a wind-aided 4.42 40-yard dash at his college pro day in 2015 and posted a vertical leap of 37.5 inches and a broad jump of 11 feet. He reportedly ran a time of 4.35 in the 40-yard dash during the Chiefs local pro day.