Aug 9, 2013; Green Bay, WI; Packers wide receiver Ty Walker (83) tries to get away from Cardinals safety Jonathon Amaya (27). Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Chiefs on Sunday evening signed safety Jonathon Amaya to a free-agent contract.
Amaya, who is listed at 6-5, 205 pounds, entered the league in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada with the Miami Dolphins.
He has played for the Dolphins (2010, 2012) and the New Orleans Saints (2011).
The Arizona Cardinals signed Amaya to a one-year deal during the 2013 offseason. He spent the summer in Arizona’s training camp before being released prior to the start of the regular season.
The 25-year-old Amaya has appeared in 38 career games, including 16 with the Saints, and has 37 career tackles with one forced fumble.
Amaya, a native of Glendora, Calif., joins a safety corps consisting of strong safeties Eric Berry, Daniel Sorensen and Jerron McMillian, and free safeties Husain Abdullah, Malcolm Bronson and Sanders Commings (ankle).
Amaya, who clocked a 4.43 40-yard dash during his Pro Day workout in March 2010, is the third player on the Chiefs roster to have played collegiately at Nevada. Inside linebackers James-Michael Johnson and Josh Mauga are the other two.
The signing comes a day after Steve Gregory announced his retirement from football.
The Chiefs officially placed Gregory on the reserve/retired list.