Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent defensive tackle Kenny Smith to their 53-man roster. He replaces Tank Tyler, who was traded to Carolina for a fifth-round draft pick. The Chiefs also added defensive tackle Marlon Favorite to the practice squad.
The 6-foot-4, 303-pound Smith spent the 2005 season on injured reserve with Oakland and attended New England’s training camp each of the past two years. He played in 30 games with New Orleans from 2001-04.
Favorite, 6-1, 317, was a rookie free agent with Carolina in 2009.
The Chiefs play host to San Diego on Sunday.