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March 12, 2013

Chiefs agree to terms with free agents Anthony Fasano and Mike DeVito

The Chiefs began the free-agent signing period Tuesday by filling some of the holes in their lineup. They agreed to contract terms with tight end Anthony Fasano and defensive end Mike DeVito.

The Chiefs began the free-agent signing period Tuesday by filling some of the holes in their lineup. They agreed to contract terms with tight end Anthony Fasano and defensive end Mike DeVito.

The Chiefs, after releasing Kevin Boss last month, had only Tony Moeaki under contract at tight end. Fasano, who will turn 29 next month, averaged 35 catches and four touchdowns per season over the past five years with Miami.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Fasano began his NFL career with two seasons with Dallas, which drafted him in the second round in 2006 from Notre Dame. After going to Miami, he had a big game against the Chiefs in 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium, catching two passes, each for a touchdown.

Moeaki had a promising rookie season for the Chiefs in 2010, catching 47 passes. But he missed all of the following season because of torn knee ligaments. He returned to the lineup last season but, like a lot of Chiefs receivers had a disappointing season. Moeaki caught 33 passes with one touchdown.

DeVito, will turn 29 in June, played six seasons for the New York Jets. In Kansas City, he will be coached by new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, who also comes from the Jets.

The 6-3, 305-pound DeVito was a starter for the past three seasons. He joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent from the University of Maine.

His signing may have ended the Chiefs career of Glenn Dorsey. Dorsey became an unrestricted free agent Tuesday after he and the Chiefs couldn’t agree on a new contract.

Dorsey was the Chiefs’ first-round draft pick in 2008 and was a starter since arriving in Kansas City. He missed all but four games last season because of leg injuries.

Dorsey was reported to be making a free-agent visit to the 49ers. Another Chiefs free agent, running back Peyton Hillis, was reported to be paying a visit to the Green Bay Packers.

Even after agreeing to contract terms with Fasano, DeVito and backup quarterback Chase Daniel, the Chiefs have holes to fill. Despite re-signing Dwayne Bowe, the Chiefs are in need of another productive wide receiver. They could use a running back to provide relief for Jamaal Charles at running back.

On defense, the Chiefs need a starter at one inside linebacker spot and could use more capable bodies in their secondary.

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