The retooling of the Kansas City Chiefs roster began on Wednesday as the team announced the signings of linebacker Joe Mays, offensive lineman Jeff Linkenbach and the re-signing of defensive back Husain Abdullah.

Abdullah was a solid backup for the Chiefs in 2013, recording 17 tackles (12 solo), 0.5 sack, four passes defended and one interception returned for a touchdown.

Originally a sixth round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008 NFL Draft, Mays played last season for the Texans playing 14 games (13 starts) recording 66 tackles (41 solo), four tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and three passes defended.

Linkenbach played in 60 games, 33 of those in a starting role during his tenure in Indianapolis (2010-2013). He is known for his versatility as he played both guard and tackle for the Colts.

While not as splashy as the signings made by the Broncos, the Chiefs signings show that they are not only thinking of the present, but also the future.


Written By Scott Murphy

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