Chiefs bolster depth on defensive line, sign DT Hebron Fangupo

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Chiefs addressed depth on the defensive line ahead of Saturday’s first full training camp practice.

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo (92) sits on the bench during an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. The Giants won 18-13. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo (92) sits on the bench during an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. The Giants won 18-13. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Chiefs announced the signing of defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo, who adds an additional body on the defensive line with Dontari Poe out indefinitely following back surgery.

The Chiefs waived running back Keshawn Hill (hamstring) to make room on the roster.

The 6-0, 324-pound Fangupo, a native of Orange County, Calif., is familiar with the defensive scheme when considering the signing marks his fourth stint with the Chiefs since the 2014 NFL regular season.

The 30-year-old Fangupo spent the 2014 offseason and training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers before the Steelers released him on Aug. 26.

Kansas City signed Fangupo to the practice squad on Sept. 1, and then waived him on Sept. 9. He was re-signed to the practice squad on Nov. 5 following a stint on Washington’s practice squad.

The Chiefs signed Fangupo to a reserve/future contract on Dec. 29 before waiving him on May 15.

Fangupo, who has appeared in five career games, entered the league in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young with the Houston Texans.

He previously spent time with Washington, Pittsburgh and Seattle Seahawks.

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Herbie Teope is the lead beat writer and reporter for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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