RB Keshawn Hill among rookie minicamp tryout players to sign with Chiefs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four players attending Chiefs rookie minicamp were rewarded for successful showings.

Sept. 7, 2013; College Station, TX; Sam Houston State Bearkats running back Keshawn Hill (26) against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field. Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Sept. 7, 2013; College Station, TX; Sam Houston State Bearkats running back Keshawn Hill (26) against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field. Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs signed running back Keshawn Hill, guard/center Melvin Meggs, center Daniel Munyer and offensive tackle Kelvin Palmer, according to Tuesday’s NFL Transaction report.

Hill, Meggs and Munyer are bona fide rookies, while the 6-3, 302-pound Palmer originally entered the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Baylor with the Arizona Cardinals.

The 5-9, 211-pound Hill played collegiately at Sam Houston State, where he totaled 1,150 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns on 195 attempts in his senior season. He also offers versatility as a kickoff returner.

The Chiefs listed the 6-2, 299-pound Meggs as a center on the minicamp roster, but he offers versatility to play guard and tackle, positions he played at South Alabama.

Flexibility along the offensive line also applies to the 6-1, 305-pound Munyer, who played center and guard at Colorado.

The Chiefs now have five players on the roster to bolster competition at the center position: Eric Kush, second-round pick Mitch Morse, Garrett Frye, Meggs and Munyer.

Kansas City entered Tuesday with 89 players on the roster and the signing of four players meant the team had to make roster moves to accommodate the transactions.

The team accomplished that task by waiving three players signed as undrafted free agents after the NFL Draft: Former Pittsburgh fullback Manasseh Garner, former Villanova tight end Earnest Pettway and former Tennessee-Martin offensive lineman Charles Sweeton.

The Chiefs now have 90 players on the offseason roster.

Offensive tackle Curtis Feigt, who was waived Monday with non-injury designation, cleared waivers and was moved to the reserve/non-football injury list. Feigt will not count against the 90 maximum allowed on the roster.