The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed LB Mike Vrabel to a contract extension.
Vrabel (6-4, 261) has played in 190 regular season games (124 starts) in 13 previous NFL campaigns with Pittsburgh (’97-00), New England (2001-08) and Kansas City (2009). He has recorded 746 tackles (495 solo), 57.0 sacks (-346.5 yards), 11 INTs with one TD, 40 passes defensed, 18 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and 16 QB pressures. He also owns nine career TD receptions.
The Akron, Ohio native started 14 contests for Kansas City in 2009, producing 65 tackles (42 solo), 2.0 sacks (-11.0 yards), two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, six QB pressures and five passes defensed. He has appeared in 19 career postseason games (17 starts), registering 95 tackles (65 solo), 8.0 sacks (-58.0 yards), four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed, as well as two TD catches.
Vrabel entered the league a third-round selection (91st overall) of Pittsburgh in the ’97 NFL Draft. He tallied a school-record 36.0 sacks during his career at Ohio State after prepping at Walsh Jesuit High School in Akron, Ohio.