Nov 14, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah (39) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Vikings 45-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2013: Chiefs Sign Husain Abdullah

The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly worked our safety Husain Abdullah earlier this month and now it looks as though they have signed him.

Abdullah took to social media last night and tweeted the above picture of his contract from the Chiefs. The Twitter account claiming to be Abdullah’s is verified. He also posted it on Facebook and Instagram.

The Chiefs have yet to announce the move and as Abdullah mentions in his tweet, the deal is unofficially official.

Abdullah went undrafted out of Washington State and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings. He played with he Vikings from 2008-2011. He was a backup until 2010 when he earned the starting strong safety spot. In 2011, he started at free safety.

The Vikings offered to extend Abdullah’s contract but instead, the safety left football for a year to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca with his brother as part of their observance of their Islamic faith.

So is Husain Abdullah any good?

In 2010, at strong safety, he played over 800 snaps. Pro Football Focus graded him at a +6.9. He excelled slightly as a run defender that year, recording a combined 75 tackles.

In 2011, at free safety, Abdullah played in only eight and a half games when his season was ended due to a head injury. He was graded a +3.1 in over 500 snaps. He had one interception.

This is a pretty smart signing by the Chiefs. The team likely got Abdullah for next to nothing. When healthy and active, Abdullah is an average starting player.

The problem, of course, is that he hasn’t played football since Week 10 of the the 2010 NFL season. Still, the Chiefs must have felt he was in good enough shape to give him a shot. Also, GM John Dorsey is familiar with what Abdullah can do, since the Packers are in the same division as the VIkings.

The worst that can happen is the signing doesn’t work out and Abdullah is cut. The best that can happen is he challenges Kendrick Lewis at the starting free safety spot.

Hopefully Abdullah can shake off the rust and help provide solid depth at the safety position.

What do you guys think of this unofficial signing?

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  • Brandon Woods

    I think you should proof read these before you post them. “Weed 10″ should read “week 10″. Other than that, great article!

  • Outback Chief

    I like that the Chiefs actively searching for quality depth because they sure the hell need it.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    He played well in 2010 when he had the starting job in Minnesota. If nothing else, he gives us some depth at the Safety position. Solid signing. Especially if they weren’t planning to bring Abe Elam back. It’s nice to have a guy with experience as a starter in the fold.

    • Tarkus

      Agreed. Like the signing. It would be nice if he could push Kendrick Lewis to a backup role, where he belongs.

      • Danny W

        I think if K Lew can stay healthy he’s a solid starter. The guy just stays hurt it seems like.

  • john woodley

    Nice pick up we need depth for our DB’s


    Partric,$ham of yu fer misplellign weak tin. u shood bee haandged bi yer ankls ’til ya pas out.

    • Jim Harper

      dont b sew stewped

    • Patrick Allen


  • Jim Harper

    Nothing like some solid competition to bring a players best. I hope that is what happens cuz I really like Kendall and look for this to be his breakout year. But how about this news? ESPN just reported both Charles Woodsen and Ed Reed were both released today.

  • Danny W

    Now that Dwight Freeney, Austin Collie, and Charles Woodson are free agents make me wonder if we will go after any of those guys as well. I wouldn’t mind seeing Freeney on the field playing 3-4 DE.

  • Karta Purkh Khalsa

    Signing Abdullah is a good thing for the Chiefs. Who wouldn’t want a principled and faith motivated man on their team. He seems like quality.

  • disqus_HdHr7454OA

    Got a qb for the chiefs……,Vince Young! Yeah I said it,I think he can still play just needs a GOOD support cast (both players and coach plus u can get him cheap and we all know K C loves getting cheap players, soooooo go get ur qb Andy!!!!!!!