Chiefs trade DT Tank Tyler to Panthers for 2010 5th round pick




Special thanks to our friends at Arrowhead Pride for breaking the story (by way of KCChiefs.com). It hasn't even appeared on ESPN yet.

Tyler was a 3rd round draft pick in 2007 who has recorded 24 tackles and no sacks thus far in 2009, and finished the 2008 season with 53 tackles.

He's on the smaller side for a DT at 6-2, 306lbs, but he's a local boy, hailing from Fayetteville, NC coming out of NC State.

The Panthers traded a 2010 5th round pick to secure the services of Tyler. This continues the evolution of the Panthers' defense under Ron Meeks moving to a smaller, faster line.

Tyler is currently 14th in the NFL in tackles by a defensive lineman. For reference, the highest rated Panther is Julius Peppers at 18th. Tyler was a fan favorite in KC, and their starting NT. His ability to hold his own in the middle should serve us well for the rest of the season.

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