Former Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway signs with Kansas City Chiefs
By Nick Pedone
Former Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway has a new home
Ahead of their divisional playoff game with the Cleveland Browns, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Antonio Callaway to a reserve/futures contract, per Yahoo!’s Terez Paylor.
Callaway was selected by the Browns in the fourth round of the 2018 draft after John Dorsey traded up with the New England Patriots to snag the speedy receiver from Florida.
Just one year later, Callaway was released by the Browns after arriving at the game late due to parking in a different lot than what he was used to. After just 20 games in Cleveland, Callaway was released partially due to a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
The Browns have been fine without Callaway, developing Rashard Higgins into a larger role while adding depth such as Donovan Peoples-Jones and KhaDarel Hodge.
The Miami Dolphins seemingly ate Callaway’s suspension, keeping him stashed on their practice squad for nearly the entire season. When he was activated, he appeared in five games and caught two passes for 20 yards before being released in December.
If Andy Reid’s Chiefs could get Callaway clean, this would be a nifty addition to an already loaded offense. Callaway’s speed, ball-tracking ability, and flat out athletism has never been a question.
It’s the off the field endeavors that have found him without a job, rooting deeper than the 10-game suspension. Before the draft, Callaway’s drug test was diluted due to being over-hydrated.
Since this is a futures/reserve contract, Callaway will have no impact on Sunday’s divisional playoff game in Arrowhead Stadium against his former team.