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Kansas City Chiefs sign a new player: LB Chad Kilgore

The Kansas City Chiefs have a new player: Chad Kilgore, who comes from Northwest Missouri State. Kilgore was a 2012 undrafted free agent who spent some time on the dark side last year ... as a Raider.

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

Linebacker Chad Kilgore is the newest Kansas City Chief. The team announced the addition of Kilgore, a 2012 undrafted free agent, on Wednesday afternoon. Kilgore is a local guy, coming from Northwest Missouri State, where he played in 57 games and picked up 392 tackle, seven sacks and five interceptions. He went to Excelsior Springs High School.

Levi Damien of SB Nation's Silver and Black Pride last year posted a lengthy piece on Kilgore, who spent time with the Oakland Raiders in training camp last year. A snippet:

"It's just go, go, go." Said Kilgore in an exclusive interview. "The playbook is the toughest thing for me right now. The mental stuff is very important but in my situation I didn't have that long to prepare. I just gotta show them that I can play fast and physical. So, I'm playing fast and physical above all else before I start worrying about thinking too much."

Thus far that approach has paid off. He really stood out in the Raiders' first two preseason games and his hustle is noticeable. In a linebacking corps lacking depth, he has been one of the few bright spots.

Check out the whole piece here, including lots of Northwest Missouri State talk.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, who signed Kilgore last year, worked with Chiefs GM John Dorsey in Green Bay for a long time.

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