Amid LB glut, Chiefs deal Jones to Dallas

August, 31, 2013
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The Kansas City Chiefs lightened their load at linebacker by trading backup Edgar Jones to the Dallas Cowboys for a draft pick. Jones had a strong training camp and is a solid special-teams player, but with nine other linebackers the Chiefs found him expendable.

The Chiefs have Pro Bowlers in Tamba Hali and Justin Houston as their starting outside linebackers. The backups are now veteran Frank Zombo and rookie Mike Catapano, a seventh-round draft pick.

The trade leaves the Chiefs one player short of the NFL roster limit of 53. Look for them to add a player off waivers Sunday, but probably not a linebacker.

Adam Teicher

ESPN Kansas City Chiefs reporter

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