After losing starting NT Ron Edwards to the Carolina Panthers last week, the Kansas City Chiefs filled the void he left with Baltimore Ravens free agent Kelly Gregg. The team has reportedly signed the veteran to a one-year deal after he spent nine years with the Ravens.
Gregg put up seven straight seasons with at least 56 tackles before only having 38 in 2010. Last year was also only the second time in his 11-year career that Gregg did not have a quarterback sack.
Even though the 34-year-old had a down year statistically, he is bringing much needed experience to the middle of the Chiefs defensive line. The only other clear options at NT for Kansas City other than Gregg are rookie Jerrell Powe and Anthony Toribio who only appeared in five games last season for the Chiefs.
It’s not the sexy move that San Francisco 49ers free agent Aubrayo Franklin would have been for Romeo Crennel’s defense, but it should be a solid one-year fix until Powe get adjusted to the speed of the NFL.