Chiefs Check In On Free Agent NT

Free agent nose tackle Kendrick Clancy is not only healthy, but has been called by the Chiefs, Texans and Saints according to his agent Ron Del Duca (via NFP).

“He’ll be playing somwhere soon,” Del Duca indicated via his Twitter account.  “Decision soon.”

Clancy had surgery on his knee, but has recovered from the injury, per Del Duca.

Clancy, 31, played for the Saints for the past three seasons.

The 6-foot-1, 305-pound former Pittsburgh Steelers third-round draft pick has recorded 139 tackles, three forced fumbles and 5 1/2 sacks.

He was limited to two games last season because of the knee injury.

When the Chiefs released their first depth chart this week, it was worth noting that NT Shaun Smith was listed as a defensive end.  Could that be foreshadowing to a move in the middle?

We all know how Todd Haley feels about players and injuries, so Clancy doesn’t seem to be a perfect fit in that regard.  At the same time, he is a veteran that has experience in the 3-4, something that defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel would no doubt welcome with open arms.

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