One of the earliest blows to the Kansas City Chiefs this year was the loss of defensive end stalwart Allen Bailey. If ever there were a man suited to the nickname “Big Country”, it would be Bailey. A resident of Sapelo Island in Georgia, the big man is noted for wrestling linemen on the field, and alligators off of it.
Allen Bailey has been a reliable defensive lineman for the Chiefs the past couple of years. His play earned him a four year contract extension in 2014. He has developed nicely as both a run stopper and a pass rusher, using his near freakish strength to move blockers out of his way.
Oddly enough though, getting Allen Bailey back is basically just a case of the rich getting richer. This season has seen the emergence of both rookie Chris Jones and second year man Rakeem Nunez-Roaches. Injuries have allowed these to young players to get more opportunities, and they have shined. Adding Bailey to that mix will leave the Chiefs in a pretty enviable situation of rotating starters without a drop off in production or talent.