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Report: Chiefs trading in division for a defensive tackle, release Danny Shelton

Kansas City swapped a Day 3 pick to bolster its defensive tackle room.

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have completed a trade for a defensive tackle, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Kansas City is sending a sixth-round draft pick to the in-division Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for defensive tackle Neil Farrell.

Farrell, 24, first entered the league as a fourth-round draft selection made by the Raiders during the 2022 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 330-pound LSU product appeared in nine games in 2022, recording 12 tackles (three solo) and two quarterback hits.

Although Schefter mentioned Jones as he reported the news (which I am sure gave some Chiefs fans a bit of a heart attack at first glance), it more so impacted now former-Chief Danny Shelton — who Schefter later reported the Chiefs released.

Farrell profiles much more as a run-stopper than he does a pass rusher. He registered just 7.5 sacks over a five-year span at LSU.

When players become available, general manager Brett Veach tends to lean on his pre-draft grades. It is a safe bet that he liked Farrell ahead of last year’s draft.

We are currently tracking all of the Chiefs’ roster-cutdown moves here.

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