Chiefs Sign Former Cowboys LB Orie Lemon

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The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly signed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Orie Lemon.

From Mike Garafolo, of USA Today:

The Chiefs have yet to confirm the move.

Lemon played his college ball at Oklahoma State. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He is listed at 6-1, 243 and plays ILB.

Lemon appears to be a pretty raw prospect. He played only 25 snaps for the Cowboys in 2012. He registered three tackles, according to pro Football Focus.

Lemon appears to have confirmed the signing himself, tweeting the following picture:

The Chiefs have been looking to bolster their competition at ILB. The team may well end up drafting a player at that position as well but in the meantime KC has been loading up with free agents. The team needs somebody to step up to play next to Pro Bowler Derrick Johnson.

I really like that the Chiefs are loading up as much as possible at positions of need. Not only will this give them great flexibility in the draft next week but the extra competition should be good for all of the players as they fight for a roster spot.

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  • Derek Duderstadt

    Completely out of left field, didn’t even know this guy had a try out. Keep ‘em coming.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Really strong, fairly athletic, and will be the thumper type backer you need on 1st and 2nd down. He’ll be a target in coverage though. The kid still has room to grow. He should help the competition at that position.

  • thabear04

    Practice body….Lets move on

    • steve james

      Looking for diamonds in the rough. He’s young I think he is a genuine prospect not just a camp body.

  • ladner morse

    In 2010 Orie Lemon, playing for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, finished the season ranked 12th in the nation with 133 total tackles and 3rd nationally with 101 solo tackles. He played behind some strong players in Dallas and his signing could be a coup.

  • [email protected]

    Well the hell is all the money coming from to keep signing these guys???? They half to be close to being over the salary cap

    • kmon

      They all are being signed to minimum contracts, not hurting us that bad

    • Carlos Nevarez

      That know they’re dealing away Albert so they have some extra cash.

  • David Fritch

    How does this kid go from being 12th best LB in the nation in 2010, to not being even drafted in 2011? Did he get hurt?