Sunday night in Denver, Chiefs backup defensive lineman Anthony Toribio got the chance to play 10 snaps on defense, the most action this season for him.
Two days later, Toribio was released by the Chiefs, opening up a spot on the 53-man roster.
Toribio was dropped to make room for DE Kyle Love, a 6-1, 315-pound with 3 seasons in the NFL playing for New England.
Injuries that DE Mike DeVito (knee) and DE Tyson Jackson (abdomen) brought out of the game against the Broncos likely pushed the Chiefs to signing another defensive end.
Love was signed by the Patriots in 2010, coming out of Mississippi State. In 3 seasons in New England he appeared in 41 games with 26 starts, producing 68 total tackles and 5.5 sacks. He started in Super Bowl XLVI against Indianapolis.
But he was released May 15 after he was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes. Jacksonville claimed him on waivers, but released him at the end of the pre-season on September 1. He has not been with a team since that time.
Monday was Love’s 27th birthday and he was born in South Korea; his father Colonel Anthony Love was stationed there.
In 10 games this season, Toribio saw 32 snaps on defense and contributed 5 total tackles. He had one tackle against Denver.
Toribio was originally claimed on waivers by the Chiefs from Green Bay in 2010, playing in 5 games that season. He spent the 2011 season on the Chiefs practice squad and then played in 11 games in 2012 with Kansas City.