Chiefs sign ex-Browns WR Antonio Callaway

Talented but mercurial receiver Antonio Callaway has found a new home.

Callaway, a fourth-round pick in the Cleveland Browns draft in 2018, has signed a reserve-futures deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, a source told Yahoo Sports.

Callaway, 24, fell in the draft after a tumultuous college career in Florida, but the Browns bet on their ability to keep the 5-foot-11, 200-pound player on track so they could cultivate his breakout potential. He showed flashes as a rookie, catching 43 passes for 586 yards and five touchdowns, but was suspended twice in 2019 for violating league addiction policy and was released by Cleveland in November 2019.

Callaway signed with the Miami Dolphins training team in September while serving a suspension for his past troubles. The club released him in late December after catching two 20-yard passes in five games.

Only players who are not on an NFL team’s active roster at the end of the regular season are eligible for these contracts, which essentially allows the player to try during the offseason. The team also signed former Washington state quarterback Anthony Gordon to a reserve futures contract on Tuesday.

The Chiefs face the Browns on Sunday in the AFC divisional round.

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