Ambrose Signs a One-Year Contract with Chiefs

On Friday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs signed 13-year veteran cornerback Ashley Ambrose to a one-year contract. The veteran cornerback played the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints and he's expected to battle Dexter McCleon for the nickel spot on this roster.

Though it was not a surprise that the Kansas City Chiefs signed Ashley Ambrose, he's not Ty Law. Ambrose who has spent 13 NFL seasons playing for a host of teams including the Saints twice, Colts, Bengals and Falcons, is good insurance to soften the blow of losing Julian Battle for the season last month.

Battle had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles Heal and will miss the entire 2005 season. The Chiefs are still waiting word from the NFL office about the suspension to veteran cornerback Eric Warfield. We've heard that the NFL is considering a lesser suspension of two games instead of the four game suspensiion that most fear will be imposed on Warfield. To his credit, Warfield has met all the guidelines imposed with his plea bargain arrangement in with prosecutors in Johnson County, Kansas.

But that does not mean the NFL will reduce the anticiapted four game suspension for the Chiefs starting cornerback but at least they are looking at lowering it two a pair of games and that would be good news for the Chiefs.

Ambrose has started 141 games in his NFL career and picked off 42 passes. He managed to grab three in each his last two seasons in New Orleans and that's the kind of production the Kansas City hope he can match this season with the Chiefs.

The signing of Ambrose might signal the end of talks with representatives for free agent cornerback Ty Law. But Warpaint Illustrated has learned that the Chiefs still have an interest in Law. Stay tuned for more details on that topic later today.

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