Frank Zombo heads to Kansas City

AP

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.