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Chiefs Re-Sign DL Amon Gordon

Posted Mar 12, 2012

Gordon set career-highs with the Chiefs last season

Thin on experience at nose tackle, the Chiefs re-signed reserve defensive lineman Amon Gordon to a two-year contract extension Monday afternoon.

Gordon, who played in all 16 games for the Chiefs last season, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday.

Kansas City’s pursuit to re-sign Gordon prior to the start of free agency isn’t surprising considering his contributions as a versatile reserve last season.

The Chiefs now have three nose tackles under contract for 2012 with Gordon joining Jerrell Powe and Anthony Toribio. Powe played behind Gordon last season, appearing in one game, and Toribio spent the year on the practice squad. Gordon can also shift outside in sub-package sets.

An unheralded free agent pickup more than a week into training camp last August, Gordon went on to set career highs with 20 tackles (12 solo) and 2.0 sacks (-13 yards) in 2011. He averaged nearly 20 snaps a game playing as a reserve in base and sub-package sets. Gordon also drew two starting nods.

Prior to signing with Kansas City, Gordon had appeared in 17 games with five different teams over a seven-year span. He notched the first sacks of his career in back-to-back games last season against the Patriots and Steelers.

Gordon now owns 33 games of experience (six starts) with Kansas City (2011), Seattle (2010), Tennessee (2008, 2010), Baltimore (2007), Denver (2007) and Cleveland (2004-05). He has tallied 57 tackles (36 solo), 2.0 sacks (-13 yards), notched two passes defensed, forced one fumble and added two QB pressures.

VIDEO: Under The Helmet With Amon Gordon

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