DeRon Furr signs with Kansas City Chiefs

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comMay 21, 2014 

DeRon Furr, a Carver graduate, now plays for Fort Valley State University.

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DeRon Furr realized a lifelong dream Wednesday when he signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Furr, who led the Carver Tigers to the 2007 Class AAA state championship, flew to Kansas City on Tuesday. He met with team officials, signed a contract and met coach Andy Reid.

"Everything went well," Furr said. "I was glad to meet with everyone. The whole process has been good.

"Coach Reid told me he thought I was a great player and that I could make some plays. He told me to just do what I am capable of."

Furr was not selected during the NFL draft earlier this month, freeing him to sign with any of the 32 teams.

The Chiefs will start their three-day rookie mini-camp on Saturday.

For the next couple of days, Furr said he will be working out with the team, getting acclimated and doing a lot of paper work.

Furr played at Memphis before finishing his collegiate career at Fort Valley State to be closer to family.

Last season for Fort Valley, Furr had 60 tackles (35 solo tackles and 25 assists) from his safety position. He also had 11.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

Before the draft, Furr said he just wanted a chance.

'I love playing football. I am passionate about it," Furr said. "Whether someone drafts me in the first round or later, I am still going to play the same way."

Furr's former Carver teammate, Isaiah Crowell, signed with the Browns last week.

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