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Chiefs Sign Defensive Tackle Kyle Love, Release Anthony Toribio


In the NFL, if you’re not moving forward to get better you’re going to get passed up.  If you’re not improving, you’re getting worse.

Constantly making small shifts in the roster is part of that process, and that’s something that Kansas City general manager John Dorsey has done a ton this season.

Coming off the heals of a 17-27 loss to the Denver Broncos—the Chiefs loss first of the season mind you—it’s being reported that Kansas City has made another roster move.

According to a press release from the Chiefs, the team has released defensive tackle Anthony Toribio. In the process, they’ve also picked up a defensive tackle: Kyle Love.

Here’s the skinny on Love, via the press release:

Love (6-1, 315) has played in 41 games (25 starts) in three NFL seasons with the New England Patriots (2010-12). He has tallied 65 tackles (36 solo), 5.5 sacks (-22.0 yards), one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. Love was acquired via waiver claim by the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 16, 2013 and released by Jacksonville prior to the start of the regular season. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent of the Patriots in 2010. Love played in 44 games at Mississippi State, finishing his career with 71 tackles. Born in the Republic of South Korea, the Fairburn, Ga., native prepped at North Clayton High School in College Park, Ga.

Toribio had been with the Chiefs since 2010, after being claimed off waivers from the Packers. In five seasons, he’s played in 25 games.

Tags: Anthony Toribio John Dorsey Kansas City Chiefs Kyle Love

  • Danny W

    Love is all you need.

  • KCMikeG

    Strange move?? Toribio seemed to make a play or two in his very limited snaps and knows the system vs. a guy who hasn’t played all year?

    • Jim Harper

      I know Mike, but I find it hard to second guess Dorsey at this point. I wonder if it has something to do with DeVito getting hurt, but he is not on the injury report.

      • berttheclock

        Plus, Jackson was hurt, as well. Considering Dorsey had Toribio at Green Bay and with the Chiefs, I will defer to his astute judgement.

        • Jim Harper

          Exactly! Also makes me wonder about Toribio’s health. Oh well. It is so cool the way Dorsey constantly has his finger on the pulse of the league.

  • berttheclock

    At last I have something in common with a player of the Chiefs. Both Love and I have Type II Diabetes. One of the reasons he was cut by the Jags. He had problems with maintaining his weight. Hey, Type II can be controlled and it looks as though his doctors have put him on the right path. Proper medications, plenty of exercise and really watching your carb intake work. Best to the new Chiefs and thanks, Toribio, for your time spent working hard with the Chiefs. I am sure you will only be a phone call away from coming back.