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Chiefs sign veteran CB Orlando Scandrick for 2018 season

Orlando Scandrick (right) appeared in Redskins camp, but didn't stick with the team. | Steve Helber/AP Photo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a contract for this season that could be worth up to $1.5 million, filling an area of need after an offseason overhaul of their secondary.

The longtime Cowboys cornerback signed a $10 million, two-year deal with the Redskins in March. He was released Tuesday and visited the Chiefs this past week.

He fills the roster spot in Kansas City that Robert Golden opened upon release Wednesday.

Scandrick’s signing Sunday comes two days after cornerback Steven Nelson left the Chiefs’ preseason game in Atlanta with a concussion. David Amerson and rookies Tremon Smith and Arrion Springs took over the rest of the way, but there was a noticeable drop in coverage ability.

The Chiefs also are short-handed at safety after Daniel Sorenson fractured a bone in his shin.

Dallas drafted Scandrick in the fifth round (No. 143 overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He recorded 11.5 sacks, eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles in 125 regular season games with the Cowboys.

The Sun-Times contributed to this article.