Chiefs land veteran LB Edwards
Veteran linebacker Donnie Edwards, who wore out his welcome in San Diego despite being one of the Chargers’ most productive defenders, is being welcomed back by the team with which he began his NFL career.
One of the more sought after defenders remaining in the unrestricted free agent pool, Edwards on Saturday reached agreement with the Kansas City Chiefs on a three-year contract worth about $14 million.
Edwards, 33, is the second standout linebacker added by the Chiefs in recent days. Last week, Kansas City signed unrestricted free agent Napoleon Harris to a six-year contract. Clearly, coach Herm Edwards is determined to overhaul his linebacker corps in the offseason, after a 2006 campaign in which the Chiefs’ defense statistically ranked 16th in the league.