Chiefs Reverse Course on Recently Released Lineman

Matt Dickerson had 15 tackles for the Chiefs last season
Matt Dickerson had 15 tackles for the Chiefs last season / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Just six days after releasing veteran defensive tackle Matt Dickerson in a surprising move, the Chiefs reversed course and re-signed him on Monday.

Kansas City brought Dickerson back a few days after releasing RB La'Mical Perine, creating an additional spot on the roster. In the 12 games Dickerson suited up for, he played 24% of the snaps overall, compiling 15 tackles overall.

He could just wind up on the practice squad given the Chiefs' overall depth, but Dickerson's ability to play on the interior makes him a valuable player to the team.

Chiefs News: KC Re-Signs DT Matt Dickerson

Dickerson began his career with the Titans before going briefly to the Falcons and joining the Chiefs. He recorded a tackle in the AFC Divisional Round against the Bills too, notching some playoff snaps in a close game.

Charles Omenihu is set to miss the beginning of the season while recovering from his ACL tear. Mike Danna and Felix Anudike-Uzomah figure to get the bulk of the vacated snaps, but Steve Spagnuolo could get creative with Dickerson in the middle and Chris Jones outside at times. Having an extra capable defensive body gives the line needed depth, so I'm glad the Chiefs brought Dickerson back.

Either way, Kansas City is a big favorite to win the AFC once again, in large part due to the defense's excellence. Brett Veach prioritized bringing most of that group back, with the exception of L'Jarius Sneed, and that continuity extends even to backups like Dickerson. We know he can step up if necessary and it's wise to plan for an inevitable injury.

It's important to note that Dickerson is a vested free agent, so he goes directly to free agency when released and not the waiver wire, allowing the Chiefs to negotiate with him.

Now, Dickerson will get the chance to win his second Super Bowl in as many seasons, potentially with a decent role early in the year.

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