On Tuesday, after terms were agreed to sign WR Jeremy Maclin, pay per head wagering companies learned that the Chiefs opened up their free agency by acquiring the services of safety Tyvon Branch on a one-year deal.
Brach, who is 28-years-old, will help fill in the empty spot left by Eric Berry due his treatment for lymphoma, and also due to the team possibly losing Ron Parker and Kurt Coleman, free agents
When healthy, the safety is very solid on the field, but the player was set back by injuries that kept him from featuring in just five games throughout the last two NFL seasons. Two years ago, Branch suffered a broken leg, and the player had a good start to last year before an injury to the foot that ended his season.
Before the season of 2012, a contract worth $26m – running for four years – was signed by Branch with the Raiders, but last month the very famous veteran was let go in what was a move that saved costs for the team.
”We are excited we were able to reach a deal with Tyvon and bring him to Kansas City,” said Kansas City GM John Dorsey. ”He is a physical player who we feel can help our defense. We’re looking forward to having him.”
And the player’s fans also know that he’s a serious force to reckon with when fully healthy.
Throughout his career, eight sacks and 461 tackles were recorded by the safety, and it’s no secret that last season, the Chiefs had plenty of problems against the run, so the team is obviously looking to change things.
And that running defense should make considerable improvements with DT Mike DeVito’s return, as he agreed to rearrange the deal that he has to continue playing with the Chiefs. Pay per head wagering companies saw that DeVito was not able to feature in almost all of the last NFL season after the player suffered what was a tear of his Achilles tendon during the opening game against the Titans, in an injury that worried the team’s fans, but hopefully things will be much better next season.
Kansas City were also able to reach a deal with LB Tamba Hali so they could rearrange the player’s contract with the team, and this came as very good news to many fans. Most of Hali’s career – one that spanned nine years – was spent with the Chiefs.