Defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo (93) Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

KC Chiefs Continue To Add Free Agents


The KC Chiefs have added two more defensive linemen to their roster. On Tuesday afternoon, the team signed former St. Louis Ram Jermelle Cudjo along with rookie free agent Kona Schwenke.

Cudjo spent four years with the Rams. He played in 38 games and started four of them. Cudjo had a total of 35 tackles, three defended passes, and one and a half sacks (Source: Sports Reference).

Schwenke played at Notre Dame for three seasons. He totaled 30 tackles and one sack during his days with the Fighting Irish.

Along with these two adds, the Chiefs have placed defensive lineman Cory Grissom and linebacker Ridge Wilson on waivers. Grissom spent last year with New England, not making much of a dent for their defense. Wilson hasn’t had any luck in the NFL since entering the pros in 2011. He played his college football at Kentucky and was a member of their team for three years.

The Chiefs have made a number of free agent signings this week including two offensive linemen, one running back, one kicker, and now three defensive linemen. Kansas City doesn’t have a lot of money to play around with, which explains why they were unable to make big moves early on in free agency.

The Chiefs did, however, score some big name defensive players in the draft and picked up four offensive players. Hopefully with all of these recent moves, the team will be able to progress and possibly even take the AFC West division title in 2014.

It’s still a little troubling that Kansas City hasn’t made a run at any receivers in free agency. Wide receiver is most definitely one of the team’s biggest needs and yet the Chiefs continue to neglect filling the position, even if it is with undrafted free agents.

 

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