the Chiefs have signed veteran safety Abram Elam. Elam is entering his seventh season in the league, and spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys after stints with the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns. For his career, Elam has started 64 of 92 games, with 365 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions.
The move is not surprising given the current state of Kansas City’s safety corps. Eric Berry is recovering from a gruesome knee injury and has been held out of practice, while Kendrick Lewis is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
It appears that this move was simply an effort to add a veteran body to the defensive backfield, but don’t count Elam out. He has seen a lot of playing time in his career, and if injuries once again hit the Chiefs’ secondary, he could see the field early and often in 2012. Elam will have to battle Travis Daniels, Kyle McCarthy, Donald Washington, and rookies De’Quan Menzie and Terrance Parks for a roster spot.
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