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Chiefs Claim Offensive Tackle Off Waivers

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And the Chiefs make their first move of the off-season.

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Wednesday that the club claimed T Anthony Alabi off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. Per NFL rules, Alabi will play under terms of his previous contract signed with Miami.

Alabi (6-5, 310) appeared in 15 contests as both a tackle and guard over three seasons in Miami (2005-07). He saw action in nine contests on the offensive line for the Dolphins in 2007. He originally entered the NFL as Miami’s fifth-round selection (162nd overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft, a pick obtained from Kansas City in the CB Patrick Surtain trade. Alabi was a four-year letterman at TCU (2001-04), starting at left tackle in his final three seasons. He earned first-team All-Conference USA accolades following his junior and senior campaigns. The San Antonio, Texas native prepped at Antonian College Prep High School.

Gotta love those Miami offensive linemen. Anyone think that the Dolphins might snatch up Jake Long this draft? The Chiefs are helping make sure Miami unloads their o-line, that's for sure.

Alabi may or may not be on the team long. Going back to last year, the Chiefs have taken a look at a relatively high number of offensive tackles. Alabi, right now at least, is just another guy to look at a bit closer.