The Chiefs have added another street free agent to their early 2013 roster, signing DT Marcus Dixon
The 28-year old Dixon appeared in the first three games of the 2012 season with the New York Jets, contributing 2 tackles in 96 plays on defense (56) and special teams (40). He was released on September 24th and was not signed by the Jets or any other team over the season’s final 14 weeks.
Dixon, 6-4, 295 pounds, was signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2008 out of Hampton University. The Georgia native spent two seasons with the Cowboys, most of those on the practice squad and he did not appear in a regular-season game. Dallas released him on the final cut of the 2010 pre-season. He was claimed on waivers the next day by the Jets.
In three seasons in New Jersey, Dixon appeared in 22 games with 4 starts. He produced 21 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble.
At Hampton he played in 45 games with 38 starts, totaling 154 total tackles, 37.5 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks.