Kansas City Chiefs Claim DE Austen Lane

The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed DE Austen Lane off waiver from the Jacksonville Jaguars and released DT Daniel Muir to make room on the roster.AustenLane

Lane bring 17 career starts with him to Kansas City during his three-years in Jacksonville. After entering the NFL as a fifth-round pick in 2010, he racked up 64 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble, but couldn’t make it to a fourth Jaguars training camp.

He will join a defensive line that is still looking for depth and especially pass rushers. LB Tamba Hali could be used less to get after the quarterback, but there will need to be pressure elsewhere for that to work and Lane showed that ability at Murray State where he set a school record for sacks.

Muir was the second player signed by new GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid. His career started as an undrafted free agent with Dorsey’s Green Bay Packers in 2007. Following one year in Green Bay, Muir moved on to the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets.

Though getting cut this early isn’t a sign you have a place with a team, Muir’s connection with Dorsey could help him get back to Kansas City if there’s an injury early in camp.

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