AFC West: Erik Walden

Chiefs keep up torrid pace

March, 12, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Mike DeVito.

DeVito is considered a strong player. He is a run-stuffing lineman and should make a nice pairing with Dontari Poe in a rotation that should benefit both players. The Chiefs are getting more stout up front.

DeVito played for new Kansas City defensive coordinator Bob Sutton with the New York Jets, where he spent the first six seasons of his career. The Chiefs, who have been immensely busy in the past couple of weeks, signed DeVito, tight end Anthony Fasano and quarterback Chase Daniel on Tuesday. They have also brought in starting quarterback Alex Smith and cornerback Dunta Robinson in addition to keeping several key free agents.

Kansas City, which went 2-14 last season, has to be one of the early winners of the NFL offseason.

In other AFC West news:

Former Green Bay linebacker Erik Walden reportedly had interest from the Chiefs and Raiders before going to the Colts.

Great statistic from the Broncos: New Denver right guard Louis Vasquez, who signed from the Chargers on Tuesday, has played 3,435 snaps in the NFL with just one penalty. Some offensive lineman can’t go one set of downs with just one penalty.

The Raiders re-signed cornerback Phillip Adams to a one-year deal. He is a decent rotational player.

Linebacker Stewart Bradley is set to visit Denver.

Linebacker Karlos Dansby, cut by the Dolphins, could be a fit in San Diego.

Chiefs claim two players

August, 31, 2008

Posted by's Bill Williamson

The Chiefs just claimed two players off waivers.

Not surprisingly, they are players who play the positions that are Kansas City's two biggest areas of need -- offensive line and linebacker.

The Chiefs are adding guard Brian De La Puente and linebacker Erik Walden. Thus, Kansas City will have to trim two players from the roster by this afternoon. De La Puente was signed as an undrafted free agent by San Francisco this year. He played at California.

Walden was a sixth-round pick of Dallas' this year. He is from Middle Tennessee State.

Stay tuned for more movement around the AFC West as the day marches on.