Former LSU star DB Morris Claiborne signs contract with Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs made a big addition to their secondary Friday by signing former LSU star corner Morris Claiborne.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Claiborne signed a one-year contract with a maximum of $3 million. The signing comes days after the former LSU star was suspended four games due to violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Claiborne played 30 games for the Jets the last two seasons. Prior to playing with the Jets, Claiborne played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2012-2016. However, the cornerback suffered various injuries that kept him from reaching his full potential.
The Cowboys drafted Claiborne with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He’s recorded 204 tackles, 49 passes defended and seven INTs in seven career seasons.
The Shreveport, Louisiana, native was a lockdown corner for LSU in 2009-11. He recorded 11 INTs during that time and won the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s best defensive back in 2011.
Claiborne has yet to play a full 16-game season due to injuries.