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Chiefs to host visit with Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery

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On Thursday, Tillery was reported to be visiting the Chiefs before draft day

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You can keep up with all the reported Kansas City Chiefs pre-draft visits and workouts with our draft prospect and workout tracker. A new name has just been added to it: Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery.

Our visit disclaimer: There are pre-draft visits and there are workouts. Players that visit the Chiefs’ facility do not physically work out — those are just visits where prospects meet the coaching staff and/or front office, as well as go through a physical. The Chiefs can work a player out someplace else, such as before or after their pro day on campus. Teams are allowed 30 players to visit their facility.

Let’s take a look.

Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery

Listed at 6 feet 7 and 305 pounds, Tillery was a four-year player for the Fighting Irish. In his senior season, he collected 7.0 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss from the defensive interior. Over his 42-game Notre Dame career, he totaled 133 tackles (70 solo), 23.0 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

He was named as Notre Dame’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2015 and was the Moose Krause Lineman of the Year in 2017. After four sacks, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble against Stanford in his senior season, he was named Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week, Bronco Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week and Reese’s Senior Bowl Senior of the Week.

Tillery played eight games with a torn labrum in 2018. He’s now undergone shoulder surgery and is reported to be fully healed.

Here are some 2018 highlights.

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