Chiefs Sign DT Jerrell Powe And Make Other Roster Moves

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs’ latest roster move involves a player who the organization had drafted back in 2011.

According to a press release from the Chiefs, the organization has signed defensive tackle Jerrell Powe. Here’s the scoop on Powe, via the release:

Originally joined the Chiefs as the club’s sixth-round pick (199th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has played in 10 contests in two NFL seasons with the Chiefs (2011-12) recording six tackles (five solo). Powe was released by the club on Sept. 1, 2013. He saw action in 37 games (22 starts) at Mississippi, recording 69 tackles (49 solo), 24.0 stops for loss (-80.0 yards) and 7.0 sacks (-29.0 yards). He also had an INT, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three QB pressures. Powe spent one season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. He was named aParade All-American as a senior at Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, Miss.

Kansas City also added fullback Toben Opurum to the practice squad. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because the Chiefs had released him in late November. Obviously his services are needed again.

Finally, to make room for the move, Kansas City had to release defensive tackle Kyle Love. Since being picked up, Love only played n one game, which was against San Diego.

Topics: Jerrell Powe, Kansas City Chiefs, Kyle Love, Toben Opurum

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  • Danny W

    OH YEAH!!! Powe is a monster. Just give him a chance. The dude will get to the quarterback. Great depth just start him and see.

  • Davé

    Awesome I never knew why they let him go. Money I guess. He will definitely help this team a great deal. So exciting.

  • redchiefs

    I say put him in at same time as Poe…..Evermore Defense

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