Chiefs To Sign Pennel, Release McClain

The Chiefs have signed veteran defensive tackle Mike Pennel, according to’s Field Yates (on Twitter). To make room, they released fellow DT Terrell McClain

Pennel, 28, was a staple of the Jets’ up-and-down defense in 2017 and 2018. Before that, he spent the first three years of his career with the Packers and appeared in 37 games (five starts). He also ran into some unfortunate trouble while in Green Bay. In 2016, he served a pair of four-game bans for substance abuse. The second suspension was supposed to be for ten games, but Pennel managed to get the second suspension reduced.

With the Chiefs, he’ll occupy the depth role that was filled by McClain over the last couple of weeks. This week, Pennel will take on his old team – the Packers – on Sunday Oct. 27.

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3 comments on “Chiefs To Sign Pennel, Release McClain

  1. layercake

    Reduced from 10 to 4? That’s the league saving face for its archaic policies.

  2. greg7274

    Does he play QB or left tackle?
    Trent Williams… get on it Veach… yesterday.
    Matt Moore is going to be a sack machine if you dont shore up the line. That was the catalyst for Mahomes’ ankle injury.
    The knee is on the playcalling, but the ankle is on YOU.

    • hammer_time24

      As a Skins fan, I hope you get your wish. However, Allen and co. seem content to just let Trent’s value deteriorate as he sits out without a trade, seemingly out of sheer stubbornness.

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