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Chiefs signing Damien Wilson, who may start at strong-side linebacker

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Another free agency period, another Cowboy to the Chiefs.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are signing former Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Damien Wilson, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Wilson, 25, entered the league as a selection by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft — making him the 13th linebacker taken out of his class. He signed a four-year, $2.74 million contract with the Cowboys in 2015.

Interestingly enough, just as current Chief and former Cowboy Anthony Hitchens was required by coaches during his time in Dallas, the Cowboys made Wilson learn all three linebacker positions.

Take a look at some of the strong-side linebacker’s recent numbers:

Wilson finished with 37 tackles (28 solo), 1.0 sack and one forced fumble in 2018. He played just 28 percent of snaps for Dallas last season.

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