Defensive tackle Kyle Love (74) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

KC Chiefs Sign DT Kyle Love


The KC Chiefs have been on top of free agency the past few days. It was reported on Monday afternoon that the team signed defensive tackle Kyle Love to a one-year deal. Love spent time with the Chiefs last season, but was only on the team for less than a month.

Love was undrafted in 2010, but was eventually signed by the New England Patriots. He remained in New England for three seasons, where he actually played in every game during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2013, he played for the Jaguars, but only played in two games before they released him and he was picked up by the Chiefs.

Love didn’t do much in Kansas City his first go around, but hopefully he can do some damage to opposing offenses in 2014. Throughout his four year career, Love has a total of 37 tackles, five and a half sacks, and one recovered fumble.

The Chiefs need to improve their defense. The team couldn’t stop anything in the wildcard playoff game last January, which showed that defense is what the team’s problem was when push came to shove. Love may not necessarily be a starter, but he is an experienced veteran and can bring his leadership skills to Kansas City and hopefully help this defense out.

Kansas City made moves earlier this week when they signed four other free agents. Three of the signings were on offense (two offensive linemen and a running back) and the other was a kicker.

The Chiefs didn’t have a lot of money to play around with earlier in free agency, which prevented them from making a lot of big moves. Kyle Love was signed to a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum salary.

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