11:17am: The Chiefs have officially confirmed the signing of Short, announcing (via Twitter) that they’ve waived cornerback Kenneth Penny to make room for the new addition. Penny, a UNLV alum, had just signed with Kansas City last month.
8:49am: Former Kansas cornerback Kevin Short wasn’t selected in yesterday’s supplemental draft, but it didn’t take him long to find an NFL home. According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, Short has joined the Chiefs, signing a standard three-year contract for an undrafted rookie.
Short, a 6’2″ 190-pound defensive back, never actually played for the Jayhawks, having been declared academically ineligible last season. He left school in September, citing personal reasons, before entering this week’s supplemental draft.
While Short was the first of the undrafted players from this week’s group to land a deal, I expect it includes little to no guaranteed money, so he won’t be assured of a roster spot for the 2015 season. If he impresses in training camp, Short could get a longer look and perhaps earn a spot on Kansas City’s practice squad.