For the second time in the span of a few hours, the Kansas City Chiefs were able to reunite GM John Dorsey with one of his former players with the Green Bay Packers. First was OL Tommie Draheim and then news broke they had come to terms with LB Frank Zombo.
Though he went undrafted out of Central Michigan in 2010, Zombo showed he belonged in the NFL as a rookie with 38 tackles and four sacks in 13 games. He also turned in an impressive performance in the Packers Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers with five tackles and a sack.
He was expected to take a major step forward, but instead injuries limited him to just 12 games (one start) over the next two seasons. Unwilling to see if he could finally show the potential of his rookie season, the Packers did not tender the restricted free agent.
With Tamba Hali and Justin Houston holding things down on the outside, no one is expecting Zombo or anyone else to come in and push them for playing time. He can, however, come in and fill the roll on special teams and sub packages that recently released Andy Studebaker handled so well over the years.