April 01, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs and veteran safety Jimmy Wilson have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday night.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs had not announced the contract.

Wilson spent his first four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, starting 21 games, before spending last season with AFC West-rival San Diego. The former Montana standout started seven of 13 games he played and made 21 tackles and an interception, showing the kind of versatility the Chiefs value in their safeties.

The Chiefs also agreed to terms with former Giants safety Stevie Johnson, his agent Blake Baratz said on Twitter. Johnson had eight interceptions in 2012, but his career has been slowed by injuries.

The Chiefs had been looking for veteran help after Tyvon Branch signed with the Arizona Cardinals in free agency and Husain Abdullah announced his retirement earlier in the week.

Kansas City has already used the franchise tag on All-Pro safety Eric Berry, and general manager John Dorsey said this week he is optimistic a long-term deal can be reached. Ron Parker and Daniel Sorenson remain on the roster from last season, while Jamell Fleming is transitioning from cornerback to safety.

In other news Friday, the Chiefs announced a series of minor moves within their coaching staff.

Britt Reid was promoted to defensive line coach to replace Tommy Brasher, who will now work on special projects. Al Harris has been promoted to secondary coach in charge of cornerbacks, and assistant quarterbacks coach Corey Matthaei and assistant linebackers coach Mark DeLeone will have expanded roles.

The Chiefs also hired Joe Bleymaier as their offensive quality control coach, Taylor Embree as a defensive assistant and Mike Smith as an assistant defensive line coach, while Devin Woodhouse and Ryan Reynolds were added to the strength and conditioning staff.

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