Former Steelers safety Robert Golden signs with Kansas City Chiefs

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Robert Golden
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Robert Golden /

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety and special teams standout Robert Golden has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced on Tuesday.

The Kansas City Chiefs added another key performer to the secondary with the signing of Robert Golden, a former member of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the last six seasons.

Golden, who will turn 28-years-old this fall, entered the NFL with Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona and slowly climbed the depth chart from special teams leader to more of a role in the team’s defensive packages and even made seven starts in 2016 when the team suffered a few injuries in the secondary. Overall he has two interceptions and 7 passes defended in 12 career starts.

Golden’s addition strengthens the back end of the secondary with a known commodity who can come in and play in dime packages on defense while also starring as a special teams contributor. After the team allowed Steven Terrell to hit free agency, it’s likely that Golden’s addition closes the door on that return while providing to play that same role—an important one for those who followed Terrell’s work closely last year.

Golden is yet another name in the incredible remake of the Chiefs secondary within a matter of months. They’ve traded Marcus Peters, released Ron Parker and allowed several players to hit free agency, including Darrelle Revis, Kenneth Acker, Phillip Gaines, Terrance Mitchell and Terrell. In response to those losses, the team has now added Golden, cornerback Kendall Fuller and cornerback David Amerson.

You can follow the newest Chief on Twitter: @R0bG0lden.