Garay just missed crossing paths with Romeo Crennel in Cleveland when he was released by the Browns in December of 2004. Crennel was named Cleveland’s head coach in February of 2005.
Regardless, the Chiefs staff is familiar with Garay from playing against him twice a year for the past two seasons. Also, with Garay having played collegiately at Boston College, Chiefs GM Scott Pioli wasn’t far away while serving as the Vice President of Player Personnel in New England.
WHY HE FITS: The Chiefs have two nose tackles under contract for 2012, but neither has much NFL experience. A sixth-round pick last season, Jerrell Powe played just seven defensive snaps as a rookie and Anthony Toribio has spent the majority of his NFL career on the practice squad.