The NFL regular season is right around the corner and with that, KC Kingdom is providing you with a player profile up until week one kick off. Today’s featured player is defensive end Allen Bailey.
How did Allen Bailey end up as a Kansas City Chief?
Bailey attended the University of Miami (FL) for four seasons and was a linebacker his first two seasons before converting to the defensive end position. The Chiefs selected Bailey in the third round (86th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Bailey didn’t start a game during his rookie year, but he did see playing time in every game that season. In total, Bailey managed eight tackles, two defended passes, one sack, and one recovered fumble in his first year in the NFL.
Bailey started three games last year, but made appearances in all but one game. He had 25 tackles, three defended passes, and one sack. His lone sack came against the New York Giants in week four.
Bailey hasn’t been a huge name for Kansas City, but I could see that changing in 2014. According to Sean Keeler of Fox Sports Kansas City, Bailey has been putting on more weight so that he can stop the run on the other side of the ball.
“Bailey changed up his meal plan, hooking up with a service in South Florida called DeliverLean that sent entrees to his home. The end result: roughly a dozen more pounds on his frame than in January, same burst.” – Keeler
Bailey bulking up is definitely a good thing for the defense and maybe this will help boost Bailey into the starting lineup for 2014.
“For the past three weeks, it has been Bailey, and not free-agent signee Vance Walker, eating up most of what used to be Tyson Jackson‘s snaps with the first-team defense, alongside Poe and DeVito.” – Keeler
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