Mike DeVito DL KC 2 months ago1 Comment

DeVito (Achilles) indicated Monday that he felt healthy, but cautioned "you never know until you get out there," Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

DeVito's 2014 campaign ended prematurely due to a torn Achilles, holding him to just one game for the season with just an assisted tackle. He restructured a one-year contract with the Chiefs in the offseason, and will likely start at defensive end once again in 2015.

Mike DeVito DL KC 4 months ago

DeVito agreed to a restructured one-year contract with the Chiefs for the 2015 season Monday, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

DeVito lost most of the 2014 season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, sending him to injured reserve. With more risk involved with him in 2015, the Chiefs were likely to release the defensive end if he didn't take a pay cut, as he would have cut $5.4 million out of the team's salary-cap money. He has decided to take the cut to remain with the team, and will instead only cost the Chiefs $2.9 million in 2015. Assuming he returns to his previous form, he could be in line to start next season.

Mike DeVito DL KC 10 months ago

DeVito (achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

DeVito tore his achilles in Sunday's game against the Titans, cutting short a season in which he was set to make an impact on the defensive line. The Chiefs added Kevin Vickerson on Tuesday to add depth at the position.

Mike DeVito DL KC 10 months ago

DeVito suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during Sunday's regular season opener against the Titans.

DeVito, a starting defensive end for the Chiefs, will now miss the remainder of this season. Without the veteran's presence, particularly against the run, Kansas City will likely promote Vance Walker to their starting lineup moving forward.

Mike DeVito DL KC 10 months ago

DeVito suffered an Achilles injury during Sunday's game and will not return, The Tennessean reports.

DeVito's Achilles injury comes during the same game Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson also endured an Achilles issue. Additionally, neither player will return to Sunday's game, leaving the Chiefs without two starters on defense.

Mike DeVito DL KC 10 months ago

Devito (hand) expects to play Sunday against the Titans, the Kansas City Star reports.

Devito has been recovering from a broken finger but it looks like he is ready for Sunday's opener. He will likely start at left end for the Chiefs this season alongside Dontari Poe and Allen Bailey.

Mike DeVito DL KC 10 months ago

DeVito returned to the practice field Monday after previously dealing with a broken finger, the Chiefs' official site reports.

DeVito is expected to see time as a starter on the defensive line for the Chiefs this season. He missed the third preseason game against the Vikings because of the injury, but his return to the practice field heightens the likeliness he'll be ready for the regular season opener.

Mike DeVito DL KC 2 years ago

Chiefs LE Mike DeVito has been ruled out for Week 12.

It's a sizable blow to Kansas City's run defense, as DeVito is one of the NFL's premier run-stopping 3-4 ends. Upgrade Ryan Mathews' fantasy matchup.

Mike DeVito DL KC 2 years ago

Chiefs RE Mike DeVito exited Sunday night's Week 11 game with a left knee injury.

He's been ruled out for the rest of the game. Allen Bailey has replaced him in the starting lineup.

Mike DeVito DL KC 2 years ago

The Chiefs plan to use new DE Mike DeVito as an early-down defender who leaves the field in the nickel package.

In other words, they'll use DeVito to his strength. "There's nothing else I'd rather be doing," DeVito said. "I want to hit and be physical every play. If I don't hit somebody, I know something is wrong. That first- and second-down run game, that's where I live." The Chiefs' defensive front seven looks all set besides the inside linebacker position next to Derrick Johnson.