Chiefs Sign Former Cowboys LB Orie Lemon


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The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly signed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Orie Lemon.

From Mike Garafolo, of USA Today:

The Chiefs have yet to confirm the move.

Lemon played his college ball at Oklahoma State. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He is listed at 6-1, 243 and plays ILB.

Lemon appears to be a pretty raw prospect. He played only 25 snaps for the Cowboys in 2012. He registered three tackles, according to pro Football Focus.

Lemon appears to have confirmed the signing himself, tweeting the following picture:

The Chiefs have been looking to bolster their competition at ILB. The team may well end up drafting a player at that position as well but in the meantime KC has been loading up with free agents. The team needs somebody to step up to play next to Pro Bowler Derrick Johnson.

I really like that the Chiefs are loading up as much as possible at positions of need. Not only will this give them great flexibility in the draft next week but the extra competition should be good for all of the players as they fight for a roster spot.