Sep 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo (93) shown on the bench against the Atlanta Falcons during the game at Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Rams 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Make Kyle Love Signing Official, Ink Two More

Kyle Love is officially a Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman by order of John Dorsey.

One would anticipate Love is in camp to provide competition for the backup nose tackle job behind Dontari Poe. Whatever the Chiefs can do to take some snaps away from Poe so he can be more rested in the second half of games and at the end of the season they need to do it. Poe’s 1,004 snaps were more than the next two linemen – Tyson Jackson and Allen Bailey – combine. Getting another body in there to help Poe out on running downs or in certain third down situations would be useful. In addition to Love, the Chiefs signed two more players.

Cudjo, a fifth-year defensive lineman from Central Oklahoma, was a reserve run-stopper for the St. Louis Rams. In 214 snaps last season Cudjo tallied six tackles and five stops.

Schwenke is an undrafted free agent from Notre Dame. At 6-4, 285, he becomes an interesting practice squad candidate for the Chiefs. Schwenke was mostly a run-stopper at Notre Dame.

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  • ChiefTucson

    It’s like building a house. Foundation comes first and then the floor, walls, ceilings and roof. Dorsey is building our house for wonderful times in the future. We will succeed and have a SB trophy soon.

    • Stan Colbert

      Hope so! Signing other teams cast off don’t inspire lots of confidence! Love was here last year 2 weeks and cut in favor of Jerrel Powe. He not here either.

      • mnelson52

        I always liked Powe and thought he deserved more time. I am glad they are adding competition though instead of just handing the job to someone. KC’s defensive coaches are good teachers and may make people better than what they were on other teams.