Chiefs add Cam Thomas to defensive line

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The Chiefs closed out last week by releasing wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, which was a much splashier move than any of the ones they made this Friday.

The team announced four moves with the signing of defensive tackle Cam Thomas standing as the headliner.

Thomas had 15 tackles and a sack while playing in all 16 games for the Rams last season. The 2010 fifth-round pick of the Chargers spent the two previous seasons with the Steelers and has spent most of his time in all stops as a reserve on the defensive line.

That figures to be the case in Kansas City as well. He’ll be joined on the Chiefs’ roster by cornerback Keith Baxter, who also signed Friday while safety Damariay Drew and defensive tackle T.J. Barnes have been dropped.

5 responses to “Chiefs add Cam Thomas to defensive line

  1. Dorsey spins the bottom of the roster fast, doesn’t he?

    I hope Thomas proves useful; our D Line is a concern with Howard gone to Chicago and our mammoth 2nd round pick being young. Chiefs struggled against the run last season.

  2. I hope Thomas proves useful; our D Line is a concern with Howard gone to Chicago and our mammoth 2nd round pick being young. Chiefs struggled against the run last season.

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    We really didn’t struggle against the run much until after DJ went out in that Raiders game. If they had just kept running the ball instead of throwing it they would have won that game.

    It was the same thing a few years ago when DJ went out. We were one of the best against the run the previous year then suddenly without we are giving up like 4.5 yds / attempt.

  3. But, they didn’t really have run problems until Derrick Johnson went out. Will he be a solid player or even make it past roster cuts? Who knows.

    But more importantly, did they fix the offensive line? Now that the #1, 2, 3, 4, and TE options are all going to be Kelce. Get Alex some protection.

  4. In a 3/4 defense it’s not really the d lines job to stop the run, it’s a bonus when it happens, but overall it’s the d lines job to occupy blockers to let the LB’ers make the plays. Problem with Poe last year is he didn’t demand double teams anymore which allowed someone from the o line to block the LB at the next level. DJ was good enough to shed the block and make the play, oddly enough that was his knock coming out of college.

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