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Chiefs sign former Colts defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth

The former South Carolina defensive tackle had his best NFL season in 2021.

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According to his agent Brett Tessler, the Kansas City Chiefs will be hosting a Tuesday visit with former Indianapolis Colts (and New Orleans Saints) free-agent defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth.

UPDATE 4:00 p.m. Tuesday: Tessler announced that Stallworth has signed a one-year contract with Kansas City.

And the Chiefs made it official.

Now 26 years old, Stallworth comes in at 6 foot 2 and 305 pounds.

He joined New Orleans as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina in 2018. After two seasons there (and two more with the Colts), he’s appeared in 50 NFL games (starting two), while accumulating 44 tackles (27 solo, six for loss), 4.5 sacks, 14 quarterback hits, a pair of fumble recoveries and a pass defensed.

Stallworth’s agent might have been exaggerating things to say Stallworth was “very productive” as a rotational player during his 2021 season for the Colts — but it was clearly his most productive NFL season. Per Pro-Football-Reference, he collected three sacks, 13 pressures and nine knockdowns on just 36% of the team’s defensive snaps — and didn’t give up a single missed tackle.

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