KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 17, 2007) -The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed veteran defensive tackle James Reed to a three-year contract.
Reed, a free agent, started 15 games for Kansas City in 2006, including the Chiefs' 23-8 playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The former seventh-round pick out of Iowa State had 42 tackles, 10 quarterback pressures and a sack.
The Kansas City defense ranked 16th in the league last season, Reed's first with the Chiefs. It marked a big improvement over 2005, when the Kansas City defense ranked 25th and allowed nearly 330 yards per game.