The Chiefs have fortified their pass rush with a familiar face, as the club announced it has re-signed outside linebacker Dezman Moses on Tuesday.
Moses, who turned 27 in January, has spent the last three seasons with the Chiefs, largely in a reserve role and as a special-teams contributor.
The 6-foot-2, 249-pound Moses, who went unsigned in free-agency, 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 playoff loss at New England.
To make room for Moses — who will reclaim his old No. 54 from fellow outside linebacker Andy Mulumba, who will wear No. 40 — the Chiefs released outside linebacker Efe Obada, a native of Nigeria who did not begin playing American football until 2014.
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The Chiefs also made another roster move on Tuesday, releasing cornerback Keith Lewis and signing rookie safety Peni Vea from UNLV.
Vea, 24, is listed at 6 feet 1 and 205 pounds. A four-year starter, he recorded 80 tackles, five pass deflections, four pass breakups and one interception in 2015.