Chiefs Bring Back A Scott Pioli Draft Pick

The Kansas City Chiefs tweaked the bottom of the roster Tuesday by swapping out defensive tackle Kyle Love in favor of Jerrell Powe.

Love was signed just two weeks ago in another shuffle of defensive tackles as he took the roster spot of Anthony Toribio. He was active in his first game against the San Diego Chargers, but did not record a tackle and was inactive last Sunday in the loss to the Denver Broncos.

Before making his way to Kansas City, Love started out with the New England Patriots, where he had 65 tackles, 5.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. He was released following a Type-2 diabetes diagnosis and was briefly with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Powe was a sixth-round pick of former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli in 2011 and played in just one game as a rookie and nine in 2012. All six of his career tackles came last season. He actually made Andy Reid’s initial 53-man roster, but was cut after the team claimed seven players following final cuts.

He joins a very exclusive club in Kansas City: former Pioli draft picks still playing for the Chiefs. From the 2011 Draft Class alone, only four of the nine players selected are still on the roster, including Powe.

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