By MATT McMULLEN
The Kansas City Chiefs’ made a roster addition on Wednesday morning, signing linebacker Nate Orchard.
Here are five things to know about the Chiefs’ newest player.
1. Orchard entered the league as a second-round pick
The Cleveland Browns selected Orchard in the second round (No. 51 overall) of the 2015 Draft, where he went on to play in 15 games (11 starts) as a rookie with 36 tackles (24 solo), four passes defensed, four tackles-for-loss, 3.0 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception.
Fittingly enough, that lone interception was at Arrowhead Stadium in a Week 16 loss to Kansas City.
Injuries hampered Orchard’s sophomore campaign, limiting him to just three games (1 start). He played in 16 games (1 start) the following year, tallying 25 tackles (14 solo), five tackles-for-loss, 2.0 sacks, and a forced fumble.
Orchard was released by the Browns on September 1 but signed with the Buffalo Bills soon after, where he played in three games. The Bills released Orchard on October 2.
2. He was a star on “Hard Knocks” during Browns’ training camp
Orchard was prominently featured on this year’s edition of the HBO hit television show, which annually provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at the daily grind of NFL training camp.