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.
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.