According to Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs signed former Green Bay Packers linebacker Frank Zombo on Wednesday. Zombo signed with the Packers out of Central Michigan as an undrafted free agent in 2010. General Manager John Dorsey is familiar with the 6’3″, 254-pound line backer from their Packer days.
Chiefs are signing former Packer Frank Zombo, who reunited with KC GM John Dorsey.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 3, 2013
Zombo was effective when he played in Green Bay. Unfortunately for Zombo and the Packers, he was seldom healthy in his three years in the organization. Zombo tallied 38 tackles and 4 sacks in the first 13 games of his rookie season in 2010. After missing several games with a knee injury, Zombo returned to action in the Super Bowl, sacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the victory.
In 2011 and 2012, Zombo suffered a series of injuries including 2 hamstring strains, a hyper-extended knee, and a broken scapula. He has only played in 12 games in the last two seasons, accumulating 18 tackles and a sack. This signing is obviously Dorsey trying to catch lightning in a bottle with a talented player who has struggled with injuries. If Zombo can stay healthy at all, his history says he can be productive enough to be a viable option to back up Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. With the series of injuries Zombo has suffered, it would be surprising if he can suddenly discover good health, and be a a productive member of the 2013 edition of the Chiefs.