The soon-to-be-defensive minded Kansas City Chiefs signed defensive back Kyle McCarthy Tuesday to primarily help strengthen the team’s special teams, via team’s press release.
The undrafted free agent defensive back from Notre Dame signed with the Denver Broncos in 2010 as a rookie. For the last two seasons with the Broncos, McCarthy registered four tackles (two solo) and three special team’s stops in 12 contests.
The 6-1, 210 lbs. Youngstown, Ohio native will look to strengthen a decent special teams unit in the Chiefs, as they surrendered an average of 11.4 yards on punt returns, but can improve on kickoffs as they allowed 24.2 yards.
Head coach Romeo Crennel hired two new special team coaches, recognizing that field positioning is huge for a squad that is finding their way, offensively. McCarthy should be a major player as Crennel look to improve all three phrases of the team – special teams, offense and defense.