KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has signed free agent defensive back Kyle McCarthy. He spent the last two seasons with the Denver Broncos, where he saw action in 12 games with four tackles (two solo) and three special teams stops.
In 2011, he played in four contests with two solo tackles and one special teams stop. He had two tackles (one solo) and two special teams stops in eight games as a rookie in 2010 after originally entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Broncos.
He saw action in 50 career games (26 starts) at Notre Dame, totaling 240 tackles (147 solo) and eight interceptions returned for 108 yards. He started every contest in his final two seasons and became the first Fighting Irish defensive back to eclipse the 100-tackle mark in a season with 110 tackles (64 solo) in 2008 and 101 tackles (66 solo) in 2009.
McCarthy was a two-way standout at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio, where he received first-team all-state honors at quarterback and was named Tri-County Player of the Year as a senior.