Chiefs bolster depth with signings of safeties Jimmy Wilson, Stevie Brown

Oct. 18, 2015; Green Bay, WI; San Diego Chargers safety Jimmy Wilson during pregame warm-up at Lambeau Field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Oct. 18, 2015; Green Bay, WI; San Diego Chargers safety Jimmy Wilson during pregame warm-up at Lambeau Field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Veteran depth at the safety position arrived Friday evening.

The Chiefs signed safety Jimmy Wilson to a one-year deal, a source confirmed with The Topeka Capital-Journal and The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not announced the transaction. reported the Wilson signing first.

The Chiefs also signed safety Stevie Brown,  according to his agent, Blake Baratz, who announced the signing on Twitter.

“Congratulations 2 my man @StevieBrown27 on signing w/ the @Chiefs,” Baratz tweeted. “There is a lot of good football left. This is Kurt Coleman all over again.”

Baratz, who did not disclose the terms of Brown’s deal, represents Coleman, who played for the Chiefs in 2014.

The 5-11, 205-pound Wilson originally entered the league out of Montana as a seventh-round pick of the Miami Dolphins. He spent four seasons with the Dolphins before signing a deal with the San Diego Chargers.

Wilson, who turns 30 on July 30, has appeared in 73 career games with 28 starts, totaling 197 tackles (163 solo), five interceptions, three sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 18 passes defensed.

His best season statistically occurred in 2014 with Miami, where he appeared in 14 games with 13 starts, totaling 59 tackles (48 solo), an interception and two passes defensed.

The 6-0, 213-pound Brown originally entered the league out of Michigan as a seventh-round pick of the Oakland Raiders. He played for the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 before spending three seasons with the New York Giants (2012-14). Brown missed the 2013 regular season after suffering a torn ACL in preseason action.

Brown, who turns 29 on July 17, spent time with the Houston Texans in 2015 before rejoining the Giants, who waived him on Sept. 7, 2015.

Brown has appeared in 55 career games with 20 starts, totaling 122 tackles (98 solo), eight interceptions, a sack, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 14 passes defensed.

The arrivals of Wilson and Brown comes after the Chiefs lost Husain Abdullah to retirement and Tyvon Branch, who signed a free-agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals.

Wilson and Brown bolster a Chiefs safety group currently consisting of Eric Berry, Ron Parker, Daniel Sorensen, Jordan Kovacs and Jamell Fleming, who moves from the cornerback position.


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


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