Chiefs waste no time getting Love into mix

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With two starting defensive linemen injured and not practicing on Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs wasted no time in getting newly acquired Kyle Love into the playing mix.

The Chiefs are looking at Love, signed as a free agent on Tuesday, mostly as nose tackle relief for Dontari Poe. But he could wind up getting some snaps at end on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Neither Mike DeVito (sprained knee) nor Tyson Jackson (strained abdomen) practiced on Wednesday. If one player or both isn’t available against the Chargers, Love could get some of their snaps, along with Allen Bailey.

“He’s done both,’’ coach Andy Reid said of Love, who started 25 games over the past two seasons for the Patriots. “In New England they kind of moved him back and forth.

“He’s got playing experience, which helps.’’

Love has Type 2 diabetes but said the medical condition is under control and won’t present him any problems. The Chiefs, after examining Love on Tuesday, agreed.

"[Trainer Rick Burkholder] and our docs felt that wasn’t an issue right now,’’ Reid said. “His weight had been up and it was an issue but he’s got that under control."