KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s been a busy early week out of the Chiefs headquarters with numerous personnel transactions since Monday, and the pace continued Wednesday.
Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) warms up at EverBank Field. Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Chiefs announced the signings of fifth-round pick (163rd overall) quarterback Aaron Murray and undrafted free agent linebacker DeRon Furr.
To make room on the roster for Furr, the team waived offensive tackle R.J. Dill.
Murray, who returns from an ACL injury suffered in late November 2013, started all 52 games at Georgia where he enjoyed an accomplished career.
The native of Tampa, Fla., became the first player in SEC and Georgia history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in four straight seasons.
Murray finished his college career completing 921-of-1,478 passes (62.3 percent) for 13,166 yards and 121 touchdowns against 41 interceptions. The total passing yards and touchdowns currently are both all-time bests for the SEC. The former Bulldog added 396 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns on 286 carries.
Furr, who measured 6-2, 232 pounds at his Pro Day on March 17, joins the Chiefs out of Fort Valley State, a Division II school in Georgia. He arrived at Fort Valley by way of transfer from Memphis, where he attended for two seasons after transferring from Auburn without seeing the field.
The Chiefs signed Furr as a linebacker, but he played strong safety in college. He totaled 60 tackles (35 solo) and 2.5 sacks last season for Fort Valley.
Furr clocked a 4.70 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, according to his draft prospect profile at NFLDraftScout.com.
Dill originally signed a reserve/future deal with the Chiefs on Jan. 11. He spent the 2013 season on the New England Patriots practice squad.
Notes: With Murray’s signing, the last unsigned draft pick of the Chiefs’ six selections is first-round pick (23rd overall) outside linebacker Dee Ford … Defensive tackle Cory Grissom and linebacker Ridge Wilson, both of whom were waived Tuesday by the Chiefs, cleared waivers Wednesday, according to the NFL Transaction report … After going unclaimed, Grissom and Wilson can now sign with any team.