Step Durham wins roster spot after tryout with Chiefs

<p>MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 14: Step Durham #8 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets reacts to a play during a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)</p>

Credit: 2017 Getty Images

Credit: 2017 Getty Images

Former Georgia Tech cornerback Step Durham beat considerable odds to earn a spot on the Kansas City Chiefs’ offseason roster.

Durham was one of 43 players to come to the Chiefs’ rookie mini-camp this past weekend on a tryout basis, and made enough of an impression on team officials that they signed him Monday as an undrafted free agent. The Chiefs have signed at least two other tryout players. One, coincidentally, is a cornerback from Jacksonville like Durham – Malik Reaves of Villanova.

Durham, who was a two-year starter with the Yellow Jackets, joins former Tech kicker Harrison Butker on the Kansas City roster.

Durham is one of eight former Yellow Jackets who either signed undrafted free-agent contracts or were offered tryouts.

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