Wilkerson returns to Chiefs

Free agent defensive end visited with Packers last week

The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed ace defensive reserve Jimmy Wilkerson Saturday, according to published reports. The all-purpose defensive lineman returns to the team with a one-year deal.

The University of Oklahoma alum met with the Green Bay Packers early last week and drew interest from the Atlanta Falcons but ultimately decided to return to the team that drafted him four years ago, according to his agent Joby Branion.

Wilkerson has played mainly as a reserve in Kansas City at both the tackle and end positions. He had 17 tackles, no sacks, two pressures and two passes defensed in 13 games (1 start) in 2006. He was sixth on the team in special teams tackles with 11.

Wilkerson has played in 56 of 64 regular season games with the Chiefs, including three total starts.

The Chiefs have also recently signed free agent tackle Alfonso Boone, who had spent six years with Chicago, and re-signed Ron Edwards.

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