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Chiefs Expected To Sign Mike DeVito


The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to sign former NY Jets defensive lineman Mike DeVito, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

 

So there is no deal in place as far as we know. Then again, I was halfway through the Anthony Fassano post when the news broke that the deal was actually done, so you never know.

It appears as though DeVito is on his way to KC for a visit. If the Chiefs really want him, he likely won’t leave without signing.

DeVito was an undrafted free agent in 2007 out of Main. He played defensive end for the Jets and has a connection to new Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton.

Pro Football Focus graded Mike DeVito very well in 2012 with a +11.5 mark. It looks like he was particularly strong against the run with a +10.8 grade. He played 635 snaps during the year. He also added 11 QB hurries, one sack, 27 stops. He worked mainly as a two-down run-stuffer.

This may not be good news for DE Glenn Dorsey. As far as we know the Chiefs have yet to re-sign him.

Stay tuned.

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs

  • sidibeke

    Given that PFF #, would this be an upgrade over Dorsey? Seems like it, but I don’t know enough about DeVito.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nathanbrummel Nathan Edward Brummel

      It would seem so. I hope they sign an OT. That would make teams think we are going to draft Geno…maybe we can get a trade

  • NicholasAlanClayton

    This would be another great signing if they can swing it.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Can’t imagine he starts. He’s even less of a threat to get to the QB than Dorsey/Jackson. Seems like they may be backfilling Pitoitua’s role.

    • kirk

      He’s going to be a rotational player, plus he’s strictly a run stopper. so this must indicate that they have no plans on bringing back dorsey

  • Killerdoctor27

    This would a very smart move to get DeVito…. He was 1 of the few guys who could really stop the run in NY. The Chiefs would be wise to get him signed.

  • Danny W

    DeVito eats the blocks. Kinda of like a nose tackle on the end spot. He’s gonna do a lot like Sean Smith, I’d say he’ll do fine at collapsing the pocket.