I saw rumors of Chiefs DE Mike Catapano playing OLB in 2014 and wanted to set record straight. Mike will play on the line as a 290 lbs. pass rushing monster this season, not OLB. Catapano was drafted as an OLB but switched to the line early last season and that is where he will stay. The comments about him being undersized are also inaccurate. He is currently hovering around 290 lbs. and that is where he plans to keep his weight at for next season.
Cat was drafted as a 270 lbs OLB but has since stopped dieting and has let his body comeback to a natural weight of about 285-290 lbs where he played at as a Junior in college. Although he feels it would be possible to gain weight and play in the 300 lbs range Mike feels having the same speed and explosion he had at 270 lbs. is important for pass rushing. He feels he still has that now walking around at lean 285-290 and doesn't want to gain unnecessary pounds that won't help make him more athletic. He feels good where he is at now and feels that this will be a perfect playing weight for him. Look for big things from Big Cat in 2014.