Chiefs Add Waiver-Wire Defensive End

The Chiefs may be on vacation, but the pursuit of more talent for the 2013 roster does not end. On Friday they claimed DE Austen Lane from the NFL waiver wire.

By adding Lane, the Chiefs had to clear a roster spot and they released DL Daniel Muir.

Lane (6-6, 275 pounds) was released on Thursday by Jacksonville. He was a 5th-round selection of the Jaguars in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Murray State.

In three seasons with the Jags, Lane played in 28 games and started 17, picking up 3 sacks, a forced fumble and a total of 65 tackles. Last season in 11 games with 7 starts he had 2 sacks and 32 tackles.

The 25-year old native of Iola, Wisconsin played in 43 games (40 starts) for Murray State, setting school records for career sacks (29) and tackles for loss (55). In his senior season (2009) Lane was named first team FCS All-America and was selected as the Ohio Valley Conference defensive player of the year and was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award that goes to the top FCS defensive player each year.

At the Murray state Pro Day before the ’10 NFL Draft he was timed in 4.58 seconds in the 40-yard dash at 276 pounds.

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