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Chiefs Sign Marcus Dixon

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to add bottom of the roster guys, today signing former New York Jets defensive lineman Marcus Dixon.

The 6’4, 295-pound Dixon was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. He has spent the last few seasons with the New York Jets.

Dixon will come in having some familiarity with new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton’s defense. He played only 58 snaps for the Jets last year. In 2011, he played 435 snaps and Pro Football Focus graded him a -8.2 overall, recording two sacks.

Much like Scott Pioli did when he became the GM, the new regime is loading up the bottom of the roster with players they are familiar with. A few years ago, it was ex-Patriots and ex-Cardinals. Now, we are seeing players that have spent time with the Eagles and Jets.

Even if a lot of these guys don’t end up making the team, they should be able to help some of the players currently on the roster learn the schemes and terminology of their new coaches.

Then again, bottom of the roster guys from the Pioli/Haley/Crennel era should probably be concerned. Sure, we likely won’t see a Mardy Gilyard replacing a Dwayne Bowe but very well could see Gilyard replace a guy like Jamar Newsome.

Consider these signings just an appetizer to what the new regime will do when real free agency begins in March.

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  • kyle mangione

    I want to see some game changers !!

    • Michael Tavis

      There is not going to be any game changers until the free agency period starts. Relax. These are guys brought in to provide depth, fill the practice squad, and ensure we dont have another Sabby Piscatelli debacle.

      • Patrick Allen

        Ahhh Sabby. How we miss him.

  • berttheclock

    Good point about the familarity of future/reserve signings. Now, where is the GB influence?
    This is about building for camp competition.
    One point about Geno Smith. Although, I am in the Build the Offensive Line First School, I noticed Daniel Jermiah had Geno Smith picked as the only QB he has seen with a chance to be a legitimate starting QB and, so, he had the Chiefs take him. Of course, there was that caveat of signing Albert first so the need for say Joeckel or Fisher would be the lesser, but, the main point about Jermiah is he was the West Coast scout for the Eagles the past couple of years and he understands what Reid is looking for in a QB. Jeremiah is not just some Mock Draft specialist.