The Kansas City Chiefs swapped one defensive tackle for another Tuesday when they signed free agent Kyle Love and released Anthony Toribio.
Love brings plenty of experience with him to Kansas City. He caught on with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2010 out of Mississippi State. Love fought his way all the way into the starting lineup and picked up 65 tackles, 5.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed along the way.
New England cut him in May following a Type-2 diabetes diagnosis and was claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, though his time there came to an end just before the regular season.
If he was only on the market because teams were worried about a disease his agent says is “in check”, the Chiefs could be getting a steal. Dontari Poe has been unreal this season in the middle, but he will need some help to make sure he doesn’t get worn down.
Toribio, one of the few holdovers from the old regime, had five tackles in eight games for the Chiefs this season. He first came to Kansas City in 2010 after he was waived by the Packers when current Chiefs GM John Dorsey was working in Green Bay.