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.
Can confirm reports that DT Kyle Love has signed with the #Chiefs, per his agent.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) May 19, 2014
The Chiefs have not confirmed Love’s signing as of this writing.
The #Chiefs also made the Kyle Love signing official.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) May 20, 2014
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.