The Kansas City Chiefs are in talks to extend star outside linebacker Justin Houston to a long-term deal after his monster 2013 campaign, but they have re-signed a different outside linebacker today. This one is an impending free agent, and it always feels good to keep a quality backup around on the day before the official start of free agency.
Per a source close to FOX Sports’s Mike Garafolo, Frank Zombo has agreed to terms on a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, and terms have not been disclosed at this point in time. I’m sure the 27-year-old Central Michigan product signed a deal for no more than two years with not much money to be found in either of those seasons.
Zombo isn’t a quality starter or anything, but he’s a quality backup outside linebacker to the superstar pass rushing duo of Houston and Tamba Hali. He’s probably one of John Dorsey’s favorites, as the Chiefs GM brought him over from the Green Bay Packers last season. Zombo is capable of being a decent player in a pinch if Houston or Hali goes down, and he showed it last season by recording 27 tackles, two sacks, two passes defended, and appearing in all 16 games.