The Kansas City Chiefs are busy signing former Green Bay Packers. Earlier today we heard that the Chiefs signed a former Packers offensive lineman and and now, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, KC has signed former Packers linebacker Frank Zombo.
Chiefs are signing former Packer Frank Zombo, who reunited with KC GM John Dorsey.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 3, 2013
Zombo was signed by the Pack as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Zombo played his college ball at Central Michigan.
Zombo has actually played quite a bit for the Packers. He got playing time at ROLB right away in 2010, starting nine games and logging 599 snaps. He played all 68 defensive snaps for the Packers in the Super Bowl that year. He recorded a sack and four tackles in the game, according to Pro Football Focus. Zombo had five sacks total on the season.
The bad news is, that other than getting to the QB, Zombo wasn’t very good. Pro Football Focus graded him a -18.6 on the season in 2010. Zombo’s worst grade of the season (-4.2) came in the Super Bowl.
In 2011, Zombo played only 146 snaps for Green Bay, grading out at a -9.4. He had one sack.
In 2012, Zombo missed the first eight games of the season with an injury. He returned in Week 11 and played a reserve roll, racking up 111 snaps and zero sacks. He graded -5.9.
This is a pretty low risk signing for the Chiefs. Zombo clearly has some pass rushing ability and could flourish if used correctly in the right scheme. He is also still pretty young so he could still develop.
Then again, his PFF grades indicate he has a long way to go. If he can show improvement in camp, Zombo might make the team.
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