by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/14/14) The Chiefs announced the signing of former Raiders defensive lineman Vance Walker on Friday, per ESPN. Walker appeared in 15 games and registered 40 tackles with three sacks last season with Oakland.
Risean Broussard signed by Chiefs
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (1/29/14) The Chiefs have signed defensive tackle Risean Broussard to a reserve-futures contract. Broussard was a rookie this season that did not see any playing time.
Derrick Johnson wins Defensive MVP at Pro Bowl
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (1/26/14) In a Pro Bowl featuring an unusual amount of defense, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson stood out. He made a team-high nine tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass for the victorious Team Rice en route to Defensive MVP honors.
Johnson had several big hits, including one on Jamaal Charles, his Chiefs' teammate.
Sanders Commings could start for Chiefs next season
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (1/18/14) The potential loss of starting free safety Kendrick Lewis to free agency could thrust Sanders Commingsinto that role barring a trade or free agent acquisition, the Kansas City Star has speculated.
Commings, who played mostly cornerback at Georgia before being selected in the fifth round of the 2013 draft by the Chiefs, was beset by injuries in his rookie year. But the team felt strongly enough about him to place the short-term injury-reserve tag on him after he broke his collarbone in training camp.
He played in just two games before a shoulder injury ended his season, but the Chiefs reportedly like his speed and range enough to consider him a possible starter in 2014.
Chiefs sign Alonzo Highsmith
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (1/15/14) The Chiefs have signed linebacker Alonzo Highsmith to a reserve-futures contract. The former University of Arkansas player was signed by Miami as an undrafted free agent in May and released during training camp in August.
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The Chiefs DST has potential to be a solid unit in 2013. They just have to play up to their level of talent. The Chiefs have Pro Bowl players in Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson and Eric Berry, and Justin Houston had double digits in sacks in 2012. But even with that the Chiefs still finished second-to-last in Fantasy points. They were near the bottom or last in sacks (27), interceptions (seven), fumble recoveries (six) and points allowed (425). New defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has his work cut out for him, and we hope the Chiefs DST can improve. They won't get drafted in the majority of leagues, but they should be considered a bye-week replacement in most formats. (Updated 4/26/13)