Sunday was a whirlwind day for the Kansas City Chiefs and their 53 man roster. While most KC fans were confident that the Chiefs would add a new player or two through waivers following the mandatory roster cuts, I don’t think anyone was predicting the massive amount of turnover that went down. When the smoke finally cleared there were 7 new Chiefs on the active roster (at least for now, it wouldn’t surprise me if they added someone new since I wrote this with how frantic things have been happening).
Before anyone can even begin to assess if the Chiefs roster is “better” after these moves I thought it might be good to give everyone a little background information on some of these new Chiefs.
Let’s get started.
Jaye Howard – Defensive Tackle
6-3, 301 lbs, 24 years old
4th round pick by Seattle in 2012
Howard is one of the more intriguing new Chiefs. A former Florida Gator, Howard’s scouting reports out of college were that he was a player with great speed for a player his size (he ran a very impressive 4.75 forty yard dash at the combine) but is not overly strong or physical. The fact that Seattle cut him after only one season could be a red flag. At the same time, Seattle has one of the deepest and most talented defensive lines in all of football, so it’s hard to say. Howard was only active for 2 games his entire rookie season and didn’t record a single tackle. He did play in three of Seattle’s preseason games this year totaling 5 tackles and a half sack. Based on his reputation, I would guess that his role in KC would be that of a passing down rush specialist. His reputation for below average strength for his size doesn’t sound like a natural fit for a base 3-4 defensive lineman. There are multiple videos on Youtube of him in college if you want to see him in action.