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Frank Zombo heads to Kansas City

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Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey has reached out to a familiar face to help bolster the linebacking corps in Kansas City.

Dorsey was previously a member of the front office in Green Bay, where he got to know linebacker Frank Zombo. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Zombo will be following Dorsey to Kansas City as a free agent.

Zombo was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, but the Packers chose not to tender him a contract. Zombo missed the first eight games of the 2012 season on the PUP list after a hamstring injury and wound up with eight tackles in seven games as a reserve. He’ll likely be vying to play a similar backup role in K.C. next season since neither Tamba Hali nor Justin Houston will be giving up their spots in the starting lineup.

Zombo joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and had five sacks across his first two seasons with Green Bay.

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10 Responses to “Frank Zombo heads to Kansas City”
  1. Sackville Rc says: Apr 3, 2013 6:30 PM

    When healthy, he is a solid insurance piece. But after the defensive mess in Philly, who knows what Andy Reid has in mind.

  2. 808raiderinparadise says: Apr 3, 2013 6:33 PM

    How did Reggie McKenize let this former cheap packer pick-up slip away!!!! ???? lol

  3. axespray says: Apr 3, 2013 6:46 PM

    Dude was a solid rotational guy his rookie year – since then – idk…. Didn’t have any “POP” to him these last two years.

  4. chi01town says: Apr 3, 2013 7:29 PM

    the players in greenbay are running
    out of there like the place is on fire.
    cause they all know Rodgers is taking all the money. now can he win.. BY HIS SELF HA HA HA

  5. shinedown37 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:50 PM

    He is average at best, probably better suited for a reserve role. He did look good and play well during the packers superbowl run. However, just too much talent on green bays linebacker core, he found himself the odd man out. Maybe he will perform better in KC. Good luck to him except when he plays the Packers.

  6. tangysizzl says: Apr 3, 2013 10:01 PM

    Frank is a good guy and he did his job when healthy. 4 sacks and a sack of Big Ben in the SB during his rookie season had me thinking he had some potential but he couldn’t stay healthy. Missed nearly all of his 2nd season and half of last season due to various ailments. Guess his time ran out.

  7. farvite says: Apr 4, 2013 1:04 AM

    Devestating.. Pack can’t possibly overcome this………………..

  8. gbmickey says: Apr 4, 2013 8:17 AM

    Chitown I know reading comprehension is not your strong suit but please read again the Packers did not make him any type of offer.

  9. theralph2012 says: Apr 4, 2013 8:41 AM

    Hands down coolest name in the NFL

  10. deltaoracle says: Apr 4, 2013 3:53 PM

    That’s right choitown, he saw that sure multi-million $ deal slipping away. And I guess Urlacher saw that the Bears’ Super Bowl window had closed, been locked, boarded up, and barred.

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