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The Kansas City Chiefs will sign free agent middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The details:

Hitchens, 25, originally entered the league as a fourth-round pick for the Dallas Cowboys in 2014. He spend the first four seasons of his career in Dallas.

Hitches was also recently named to Pro Football Focus’ top 50 NFL free agent list.

Per Pro Football Focus:

Hitchens finished with 38 total defensive stops, good enough for second on the team, despite missing the team’s first four games. He didn’t allow a touchdown on 37 targeted passes in 2017 as well, rounding out his performance.

Blogging The Boys wrote that Cowboys fans really wanted Hitchens to return.

This could mean that the Chiefs are set to let LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, who they acquired last year in exchange for D.J. Alexander, go to another team. Pierre-Louis is an unrestricted free agent and it’s worth noting he did find himself in off-the-field trouble in late January.

More from AP trusted NFL draft analyst Jon Ledyard:

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