Report: Chiefs Extend Contract to Studebaker

According to a report from Fox, the Kansas City Chiefs have extended the contract of back-up linebacker Andy Studebaker.

Adam Caplan of Fox has learned that on Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs signed one of the players they believe has a bright future in Kansas City, to a long term deal.

Though no terms were released it's not a surprise that General Manager Scott Pioli made this move.

Last year Studebaker, the former Valdosta State player, came to the forefront after his two interception performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Chiefs only victory at Arrowhead last season.

In that game, he was subbing for veteran Mike Vrabel.

This preseason he showed such improvement at the linebacker position and on special teams, that the Chiefs felt this move was in order.

Studebaker is one of those types of players that have fought long odds to make it on an NFL roster.

But he's also the kind of player that will excel under new Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel.

Studebaker had an impact on Monday's game. It was his final block of San Diego Chargers Punter Mike Scifres that allowed Dexter McCluster to run untouched into the end zone on his 94-yard return.

At some point he could take over for Vrabel as a starting outside linebacker for the Chiefs. But for now he'll continue to be an impact player in nickel situations and continue to deliver key blocks on special teams. Top Stories