The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former New England Patriot defensive tackle Kyle Love, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, via twitter.
Former Patriots DT Kyle Love signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2013
Love played at Mississippi State and signed with the Patriots after going unsigned in the 2010 NFL Draft. From 2010-2012, Love played in 41 games with New England, starting 26 of them. He has compiled 68 total tackles and 5.5 sacks thus far in his career.
New England waived Love last May and was claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars but he did not make the team after the preseason.
The 6’3″, 304-pounder had his best season in 2011 when he had 20 solo tackles, 13 assists, and 3 sacks in 16 games, and 13 starts.
Love will provide some depth on the defensive line. Defensive end Mike DeVito injured his knee in the first half of the Broncos game. Love has a history of some very moderate success, and could provide some insurance in case DeVito doesn’t heal quickly.
An interesting fact here is that DeVito, known for his run defense and his ability to occupy blockers, only has 2.5 career sacks in 7 seasons.
Don’t expect massive stats from Love as he may not even see the field.