The Kansas City Chiefs have signed defensive tackle Kyle Love to a one-year deal. This is the Kyle Love that was cut by the New England Patriots after Love lost weight due to a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, resulting in many to criticize Bill Belichick and the Patriots for what was described by some as a “heartless” move.
Love later signed with and spent training camp this year with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was ultimately cut on the first of September when the Jaguars signed seven players from the waiver wire. As a result, Love has not played in a regular season game this season.
While in Jacksonville, Love was confident he could make it in the league while treating his diabetes. He is not the only player in the league with diabetes, but playing a position like defensive tackle makes it more difficult because it does put a premium on size, which is part of what made him effective for the Patriots. It remains to be seen if Love can do it and what size he is now as he signs with the Chiefs, but at least he has another shot to prove he can.
The Chiefs are coming off of a tough loss and their first of the season to the Denver Broncos and prepare to host the San Diego Chargers. They will then get their chance to host the Broncos the following week in what could be a game that decides the AFC West division and the team with home field advantage up until the Super Bowl.