Chiefs Poach Promising Young Jets Safety for Playoff Push

Trey Dean signed with the Chiefs today, coming from the Jets' practice squad
Trey Dean signed with the Chiefs today, coming from the Jets' practice squad / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs reinforced their defensive depth in the secondary Monday, signing rookie safety Trey Dean from the New York Jets' practice squad.

Dean, a standout college player out of Florida, had interest from several playoff teams but ultimately chose to join Kansas City, giving the Chiefs a young project with promising tools.

Given the injury to Bryan Cook earlier this year and nagging ailments for several other defenders, it's a wise move from Veach as the Chiefs look towards the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Chiefs News: Team Signs Safety Trey Dean

At 6'2" and 200 LBs, Dean has the prototypical size Steve Spagnuolo looks for in defensive backs. He's got long arms and flashed strong man coverage skills at Florida, making him a logical fit for the Chiefs.

He played five years for the Gators, compiling 255 total tackles with 18 deflected passes, 4.5 sacks and four interceptions. While the undrafted rookie is a work in progress, he's showcased a versatility that could blossom under Spagnuolo.

It's unlikely Dean will see playing time this playoffs barring disaster through a slew of injuries, but he's a player who could theoretically see snaps next year after some development

I'm excited to see what Dean could become with the Chiefs' player development program and he's a name to keep an eye on moving forward.

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