The Chiefs have expressed interest in retaining outside linebacker Dezman Moses, a source told The Star on Tuesday.
Moses, who turned 27 in January, is slated to be a free agent on March 9. The 6-foot-2, 249-pound Moses has spent the last three seasons with the Chiefs, largely in a reserve role and as a special teams contributor.
He recorded six tackles in 13 games in 2015, but showed a knack for rushing the quarterback in the preseason and earned three defensive snaps in the Chiefs’ 27-20 divisional-round loss to New England.
Moses is currently one of three Chiefs outside linebackers slated to be a free agent, joining starter Tamba Hali and fellow special teams contributor Frank Zombo. That leaves starter Justin Houston and 2014 first-round pick Dee Ford as the only outside linebackers on the 53-man roster under contract for 2016.
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Moses saw most of his defensive playing time in the NFL in 2012, when he recorded 27 tackles and four sacks in 16 games — including six starts — with Green Bay. He signed with the Chiefs as a free agent and recorded five tackles in 2013, and had his 2014 season wiped out by an elbow injury.