Aug 9, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Kyle Love (74) rushes during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Sign DT Kyle Love

According to his agent, Kyle Love has signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. Both the Kansas City Star and Chiefs Spin have the agent’s comments.

The Chiefs have not confirmed Love’s signing as of this writing.


Love appeared in 41 games, including 25 starts, for the New England Patriots before be cut in May of 2013 due to being diagnosed with type-two diabetes. He went to camp with Jacksonville but was cut before the beginning of the season. Kansas City signed him for a few weeks in November and Love appeared in the week 12 game against San Diego before being let go on December 3.

A full offseason for Love in the Chiefs’ program may give him an opportunity to stick around as the backup to Dontari Poe. Poe played in over 1,000 snaps last season and clearly tired as the season went on. Finding a lineman to eat some snaps so Poe can get some rest would be very useful. One would think given Love’s experience at the position he could provide solid competition to fill the backup role.

Kansas City’s OTA’s begin this May 24 when the rookies show up for their first workouts as professionals. The veterans will join them on May 27.


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  • berttheclock

    Added needed depth. Love it.

    • tm1946

      Like it, where do you suppose the money came from. During free agent period, local media types kept saying Chiefs did not have much room under cap. Fans, since the draft, have Dorsey signing all kinds of WR, S, and OL. Where is the money coming from – not that it matter all that much to me just do not understand adding depth and still no WR, AJ better be something special.

      • berttheclock

        One thing. They were smart enough not to go after Greg “Dropsy” Little. But, he was a waiver pickup and the Raiders were ahead of us on waiver claims. Just glad he is not going to be wearing red and gold.

        As to the money, these pickups are for minimum. The Chiefs did not have the big bucks to go after any major FA pickup.

        • mnelson52

          I’m not sure, but I thought UFA didn’t go against the cap till mid July. If that is true, I would think they have till then to cut them or they go against the cap. I’m not sure why I think this, it just seems like I heard that somewhere.

  • berttheclock

    Kyle Love’s best year was 2011 with the Pats. They used a 3-4 and, often, had Love play NT and moved Wilfork to DE. Love had 3 sacks that year. The next year, they tried him in tandem with Wilfork as DTs in a 4-3. He fits the 3-4 and could really spell Poe and, even better, be in at NT and have Poe create a nightmare at DE on occasion.

    • unclejesse40

      I love the idea of moving Poe out to DE with Houston coming right behind him. If Love allows us to do that and plays well in a system that fits his strengths, than good use of resources.

    • micah stephenson

      Glad Pioli ain’t here so I don’t have to hear you whinning and crying about a NE pat signing with us. Lol

  • David Fritch

    I could buy my wife a Love jersey and get lucky!!