Today’s Chiefs Eye-Test; DE Signed

 R-o-p-a-t-i P-i-t-o-i-t-u-a.

Ok, go to the next line down …

Just kidding. It’s not a line on an eye-test chart, it’s a defensive end the Chiefs announced they signed on Tuesday afternoon. They signed street free agent Ropati Pitoitua, a defensive end who played in two seasons with the New York Jets (2009, 2011).

He played in 36 games with 25 starts at Washington State, where he played after finishing up his prep career at Clover Park High School in Lakewood, Washington. The 6-8, 315 pound product signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jets in 2008. Here’s how his career with the Jets went from there:

  • 2008 – Spent the season on the Jets practice squad.
  • 2009 – Played in eight games for the Jets, finished with 3 tackles.
  • 2010 – Tore his Achilles tendon and spent year on the injured reserve list.
  • 2011 – He played in 14 games for the Jets, with 19 tackles and one sack.
  • 2012 – The Jets released him last week (May 2).

3 Responses to “Today’s Chiefs Eye-Test; DE Signed”

  • May 8, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Are you sure it’s not a disease of the pituitary gland or an island in the south pacific? I’d have to go with an island in the south pacific based on the size. Go Chiefs!

  • May 8, 2012  - kcarrowhead says:

    Pioli is definitely trying to put some beef up front. Brings up memories of Dan Saleaumua.

  • May 9, 2012  - Rowan says:

    Given that writers love to play with words — Bob must have had way too much fun with this headline.

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