Chiefs Confirm Husain Abdullah Signing

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

A couple of days ago, we told you that NFL free agent safety Husain Abdullah had taken to social media channels to show off his brand new Kansas City Chiefs contract.

Now we have confirmation from the club. Husain Abdullah is a Chief.

From KC Chiefs.com:

The Kansas City Chiefs added a safety to their secondary, the team announced on Monday.

Husain Abdullah (6-0, 204) joins the Chiefs after spending four seasons (2008-2011) playing for the Minnesota Vikings, who signed him as an undrafted free agent.

In four seasons with the Vikings, Abdullah appeared in 54 games (24 starts), including three postseason contests. With Minnesota, he recorded 167 tackles (111 solo), two sacks, four INTs, 11 passes defensed, six tackles-for-loss, two QB pressures and 49 special teams tackles.

As a senior at Washington State, Abdullah was named Honorable Mention All-Pac 10, recording team highs with 93 tackles and four INTs, also earning team defensive MVP, after his senior season.

Abdullah is a solid signing for KC. He is a former starter at both strong and free safety. He spent last season out of football for religious reasons, so there may be some rust to shake off. The good news is that thanks to that rust, the Chiefs likely got Abdullah for much less than they would have if he hadn’t missed a season. If Abdullah can return to form, the Chiefs will have a player that could challenge Kendrick Lewis at free safety.

Low risk, high reward move by the Chiefs.

Topics: Husain Abdullah, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Good signing. They got him for pennies on the dollar and if he’s completely healthy, he’ll be a slight upgrade over Lewis. Abdullah is excellent in run support.

  • ArrowFan

    Upgrade over Lewis or not he will be solid back up at a position of need. I say they just took safety off the draft board, at least until round 4 and beyond.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Yep, he’s definitely valuable depth if nothing else. I had us taking a Safety in the latter rounds anyway. I always forget about Tysyn Hartman though. He got a couple starts at Safety in 2012. He’ll probably figure into the Chiefs’ future at the position as well.

  • berttheclock

    Dr Howard Dean’s look alike,John Dorsey, really did his homework. Now, should Brad Childress come aboard, the Chiefs will have another look alike as Bryan Cranston “Breaking Bad” and Childress look like twins.

  • berttheclock

    I, still, would like to see more size at both safety and CB. Such as what has happened with the Seahawks. Yes, they have a hard hitter in Earl Thomas, the five ten safety, but, Chancellor is six three and the two starting CB are six four and six three respectively. With the increased useage of TEs in the league, more size and strength is needed in defensive backfields.

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