Chiefs add DL depth with tackle Maurice Swain

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Chiefs moved to shore up depth along their defensive line with the addition of defensive tackle Maurice Swain, a rookie free agent from Auburn.

Newly signed Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Maurice Swain entered the team’s training camp practice field alongside former Auburn teammate and Chiefs wide receiver Tony Stevens on Aug. 7, 2017. (Photo by Matt Derrick, ChiefsDigest.com)

The 6-5, 314-pound Swain played 18 games for Auburn during the last two seasons, picking up 20 total tackles including 1-1/2 for a loss.

The Chiefs cleared space for Swain by waiving linebacker Reshard Cliett with an injury designation.

Swain’s signing comes as the Chiefs scurry for depth at a rapidly depleted defensive line group. The team had just six fully active defensive lineman at Sunday’s training camp practice.

Starters Chris Jones remains on the physically unable to perform list and Bennie Logan remains out of practice with a knee injury. David King missed practice Sunday with a ankle injury. He returned to practice Monday

The recently signed Roy Miller did hit the field over the weekend for the first time but is practicing on a limited basis. He continues his rehab following a season-ending torn Achilles injury last October.

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Matt Derrick is the lead beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @MattDerrick.

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