The Kansas City Chiefs announced they have signed free agent safety Sabby Piscitelli. The four-year veteran finished last season with the Cleveland Browns after starting the year and his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Piscitelli was drafted in the second round by Tampa Bay in 2007 and billed as the “next John Lynch”, but he never delivered on those comparisons. When the Bucs finally cut him after a poor showing in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens last season, the Browns didn’t waste any time putting Piscitelli into their defensive backfield. Even tough he was switching teams 12 weeks into the season, he didn’t miss any games.
There was reportedly some friction between Piscitelli and some teammates because he carried an arrogance that was never matched with results. Even if that was true in Tampa Bay, being cut by one team, not being invited back by another and sitting at home looking for a job a week into training camp likely eliminated any delusions about his position in the league.
What I do know about Piscitelli is that he is built like a truck at 6-foot-3, 224 pounds and will immediately benefit from working with Hall of Famer Emmitt Thomas, his new defensive backs coach.