Former first-round pick Shelton gets fresh start with Chiefs

A former first round NFL Draft pick in Danny Shelton has been signed to the Kansas City Chiefs on their defensive front. Four players were waived from Kansas City's roster including defensive back Lonnie Johnson.



August 16, 2022 - 2:42 PM

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) is hit by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Danny Shelton (71) after throwing a pass in the second quarter of their NFL game at Ford Field in Detroit, on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Former first-round pick Danny Shelton began his latest fresh start with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, hoping to earn a place in the middle of their defensive line after agreeing last week to a contract for the upcoming season.

The 28-year-old Shelton appeared in 13 games for the Giants last year, when he rotated up front as primarily a run-stuffing defensive tackle. That came after a season with the Patriots, two with the Lions and Shelton’s first three with the Browns, who made him the 12th overall pick in the 2015 draft after a standout career at Washington.

“He got some good work in,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the Chiefs began their final week of camp at Missouri Western. “We’re kind of monitoring him like we did Carlos (Dunlap) and the other guys that came in. We gave him part of practice. He’s a big body that’s a good athlete. He’s had a lot of good downs in this league.”

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