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Another Chiefs player, DE Mike DeVito, announces his retirement

Another Kansas City Chiefs player has announced his retirement. This time it’s 31-year-old defensive end Mike DeVito, who follows safety Husain Abdullah into life after football.

DeVito’s retirement isn’t as surprising as Abdullah’s. DeVito is slightly older, his contract had expired and, unlike Abdullah, it’s not clear the Chiefs wanted him back.

DeVito didn’t cite this as a reason for his retirement but he had two concussions last season, according to the injury reports the Chiefs are required to file to the NFL.

DeVito was a useful player for the Chiefs in his three seasons since joining them as a free agent from the New York Jets. He was a sturdy run defender, though he came out of the lineup in obvious passing situations.

The Chiefs have the defensive-line depth to withstand his loss. They have Allen Bailey, Jaye Howard, Dontari Poe and Nick Williams. Perhaps they will select another lineman in an early round in a draft that has good depth at these positions.