Kansas City Chiefs sign two new defensive tackles
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs have added a couple of new defensive tackles to the mix of competition in a series of minor roster moves on Wednesday.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed three new players to the offseason 90-man roster on Wednesday as they continue to make various minor moves to shore up competition for offseason training activities and beyond.
On Wednesday, the Chiefs signed cornerback Lamar Jackson to go with defensive tackles Matt Dickerson and Chris Williams. To make room on the roster, they released defensive back Martez Manuel and defensive lineman Byron Cowart. Due to the release of two players on Tuesday, the Chiefs had an open roster spot also available.
Dickerson is somewhat of a familiar face for Kansas City given that he spent a few weeks last August with the team as a late preseason signing who was placed on waivers when active rosters were due. He was then claimed by Atlanta. He’s a 27-year-old veteran who has carved out an impressive career given that he originally signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent back in 2018.
Dickerson spent three seasons in Nashville and has since spent much shorter spans with the Raiders, Cardinals, and Falcons in addition to his month with the Chiefs. He was active for six games last season with the Falcons and played just under 100 defensive snaps.
Williams is an interesting player who earned a real shot with the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie free agent following his career at Wagner. He signed with the Colts in 2020 and stuck around for three seasons, earning bits of playing time in 13 total games over the last two seasons combined. The Chiefs are his second team after he was waived by the Colts just a week ago.
Jackson, the cornerback of the group, came into the in 2020 as a rookie free agent, just like Williams. He originally signed with the New York Jets and played for a couple of seasons there before spending last year split between the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears.