Rashad Fenton, former South Carolina DB, receives roster move by Kansas City Chiefs
Rashad Fenton, a former South Carolina defensive back playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, has returned to the field.
Fenton is a fourth-year cornerback after he was selected as the first of two sixth-round picks by the Chiefs in 2019 NFL Draft. A shoulder injury caused Fenton to open camp on the physically unable to perform list, so Tuesday was the first time he joined his teammates this summer, and it appears he’s ready for a big season.
Fenton saw limited action last season, including less than 50% of the team’s defensive snaps, Chiefs Wire noted. He graded out in the top-5 at Pro Football Focus among cornerbacks with at least 500 snaps, boasting an 82.0 overall grade. Fenton appeared in 14 games and started eight for Kansas City, finishing the season with 49 total tackles, seven passes defended and a forced fumble.
JuJu vs Fenton pic.twitter.com/tSKx77yljE
— KC Sports Network (@KCSportsNetwork) August 9, 2022
First Day out with the Guys, what a time to be alive!!??
— Rashad Fenton (@_sleepp) August 9, 2022
At South Carolina, Fenton appeared in 48 games and made 30 starts. He recorded 122 tackles, 5 interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery with 24 passes defended. His 24.8-yard career kick return average, was second in school history, and that production included a kickoff return for a touchdown.