Chiefs Pick Up Safety Abe Elam

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 28: Defensive players Abram Elam #26 and Brian Schaefering #91 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate after their game against the Carolina Panthers at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 28 2010 in Cleveland Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday morning a new signing -- safety Abe Elam. The Chiefs have worked out a number of veteran free agent safeties, including Elam last week, so we know they felt that was a need.

Elam comes from the University of Notre Dame. He started his career in 2005 as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins during training camp. He didn't last long there and eventually caught on with the Dallas Cowboys the following year. He moved onto New York where he spent two seasons with the Jets, and then was part of the draft day trade that had the Jets moving up to the Cleveland Browns' spot to select Mark Sanchez.

Elam spent two seasons in Cleveland, one of those under then-head coach Romeo Crennel. Elam spent the 2011 season with a return to the Cowboys.

He's started 47 games in the last three years.

Per Josh Looney, Elam is expected to be at today's OTA session.

The Chiefs safety position is a bit of a question mark right now because of injuries to Eric Berry, who is recovering from an ACL tear, and Kendrick Lewis, who had a torn pec and offseason shoulder surgery.

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