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What Are The Chiefs Up To This Week

Some Moves Made

Jay Binkley
March 14, 2017 - 5:14 pm

 

This week was a week that saw the Chiefs do some things.  Not off the wall things but a few small things including re-signing offensive lineman Mike Person the 6th year pro who the Chiefs picked up last November.  Again not a big move just some depth for an offensive line that has all it’s starters.

Chiefs also signed safety Daniel Sorenson to a 4 year 16 million dollar contract extension.   Sorenson has played in 41 games with the Chiefs in the past 3 seasons.  Again this is a depth move for somebody who contributes to the Chiefs in several ways.  Even though he only started one game this year you can pretty much call the New Orleans game this past year as the Daniel Sorenson game as he collected 6 tackles 1 sack and an interception for a 48 yard touchdown in a game that the Chiefs beat the Saints 27-21.

The Chiefs also are starting to look for some depth on the defensive line with the eventual and probable departure of Dontari Poe who has already made visits to the Colts, Jaguars and is set to meet with the Dolphins on Wednesday 3/15.  This Tuesday the Chiefs inked defensive tackle Bennie Logan from the Eagles.  Logan was a 3rd round pick of the Eagles in 2013 out of LSU, this was the first year Andy Reid was with the Chiefs so he was not part of this selection.   Logan has played in 59 games with 51 starts.  According to CBS sports he has never played more that 58% of the Eagles snaps.  The Eagles had him in a 3-4 where he prospered but the production went down when they switched to a 4-3 defense.

The thing I like most about Logan is he is a perfect fit as a run stopper in a defense that finished 26th in the NFL in run defense.  He also is a nice fit as a guy that can take on blockers and presumably help the rebuilt inside linebacker group in occupying blockers so the inside linebackers can flow to the ball.

 

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