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Chiefs ‘in contact’ with Liberty University linebacker prospect

The Chiefs are among a number of NFL teams reported to be interested.

According to a report from The Draft Network, the Kansas City Chiefs have been in contact with Liberty University linebacker Anthony Butler. Other NFL teams have also shown interest.

After playing in 36 games (including 16 starts) for Conference USA’s Charlotte 49ers, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound prospect transferred to Liberty for his senior season, where he started 10 of 11 games — missing one game with an injury — while collecting 67 tackles (32 solo, four for loss), a sack, two interceptions and four passes defensed for the Flames during their second season as an FBS school.

At his pro day, he reportedly recorded a 4.88 second 40-yard dash, a 29 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump, a 4.38 second 20-yard shuttle and a 7.46 second three-cone drill.

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, he was a three-year standout at Zebulon B. Vance High School, being named team MVP and All-Conference twice each.

We’re not likely to see Butler taken in the NFL Draft — but afterwards, he will certainly be in the mix as teams seek to augment their rosters with undrafted players.