After riding out the first wave of free agency, the Chiefs finally entered the fray Friday.
The Chiefs signed cornerback Antonio Hamilton to a one-year deal, according to multiple reports, all of which cite Hamilton's agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
The 27-year-old Hamilton spent the past two seasons with the New York Giants, where he appeared in 29 games with two starts. He entered the league in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina State with the Oakland Raiders.
The 6-foot, 195-pound Hamilton has appeared in 41 career NFL games, including two starts, totaling 38 tackles and four passes defensed. Hamilton can also contribute on special teams.
The arrival of Hamilton addresses a need in the Chiefs' defensive secondary given the departure of cornerback Kendall Fuller, who signed with Washington earlier in the week.
The Chiefs also have cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland, Morris Claiborne and Keith Reaser on the open market as unrestricted free agents, and it is unclear if any of the three will be returning to Kansas City.
Hamilton becomes the Chiefs' first free-agent addition.
Losing out on a guard
Guard Andrus Peat on Friday signed a five-year contract to return to the New Orleans Saints, but the two-time Pro Bowler had a fair share of attention in the market.
The Chiefs were among the teams interested in Peat, a source told The Star.
Their interest in Peat makes sense considering they now have a potential hole at left guard -- position Peat plays -- after losing Stefen Wisniewski, who signed a two-year free-agent deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday.
Andrew Wylie, who started at left guard last season before Wisniewski took over down the stretch and in the Chiefs' three postseason games, was tendered a qualifying offer as an exclusive rights free agent.
The Chiefs also have Martinas Rankin, who started five games last season before landing on injured reserve, returning.