Chiefs Claim DE Austen Lane, Release DT Daniel Muir

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The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed a new DE named Austen Lane off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

To make room, the club has released DT Daniel Muir.

From the Chiefs’ press release:

Lane (6-6, 265) has played in 28 games (17 starts) in three NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-12). He recorded 64 tackles (46 solo), 3.0 sacks (-11.0 yards) and one forced fumble. He originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft selection (153rd overall) of the Jaguars in the 2010 NFL Draft. Lane became the highest drafted player out of Murray State, where he finished his career with a school-record 29.0 sacks and 55 tackles for loss. The Iola, Wisc., native prepped at Iola-Scandinavia High School.

Muir (6-2, 322) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2007. He has appeared in 46 games (26 starts) in six seasons with Green Bay (2007), Indianapolis (2008-11) and the New York Jets (2012), recording 111 tackles (88 solo), 0.5 sacks (-5.0 yards) and one pass defensed. He was a four-year letterman at Kent State (2003-06). The Lanham, Md., native was a four-year letterman at Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Md. Muir joined the Chiefs as a free agent on Jan. 18, 2013.

Lane could be a pretty good signing. He played 377 snaps with the Jags last season and was given a +7.8 grade by Pro Football Focus. He excelled as a run blocker and was slightly below average the pass rush department, which is evidently a requirement if you want to be a Chiefs DE. He was credited for two sacks, six QB hits and ten QB hurries.

What do you think, Addicts? Are you glad the Chiefs replaced Muir with Lane?

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