Signed as free agent the week of Game 3 and was a consistent playmaker as defense helped lead team to playoffs ... Finished third on team with 6.5 sacks, had a forced fumble, and his three fumble recoveries tied for team lead ... Had fumble return for first TD of career in Game 14 at Philadelphia ... Now has 20.5 career sacks ... Played from 2008-11 with Kansas City ... Played in 54 games for Chiefs, including one postseason, and played every game from 2009-11 ... Had career-best seven sacks in 2010, helping lead team to AFC West championship ... Also has career totals of five forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and five passes defensed.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as college free agent with N.Y. Giants on 5-6-08 ... Waived by Giants on 8-31-08 ... Signed to Giants practice squad on 9-1-08 ... Signed to Kansas City roster on 11-5-08 ... Re-signed with Kansas City on 7-31-11 ... Signed with Tampa Bay as unrestricted free agent on 6-4-12 ... Released by Tampa Bay on 9-14-12 ... Signed as free agent with Bengals on 9-18-12.
2012 GENERAL: Signed with Tampa Bay as unrestricted free agent on June 5 ... Played in all four preseason games for Bucs, with one start ... Inactive for Tampa Bay in Sept. 9 season opener, and released on Sept. 14 ... Signed as free agent with Bengals on Sept. 18, and played in all 14 games after joining the team (Games 3-16) ... Totaled 34 tackles, 6.5 sacks (third on team), a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries (tied for team lead) ... Logged nine QB pressures and two tackles-for-loss.
2012 GAME-BY-GAME: Made Bengals debut Sept. 23 at Washington, with two tackles ... Two tackles Oct. 14 at Cleveland, including nine-yard sack of Brandon Weeden in the second quarter ... Two tackles Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh, and recovered Ben Roethlisberger fumble in the second quarter that led to Bengals TD ... On Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants, had a sack-and-strip against Eli Manning in fourth quarter, recovering the fumble himself at Giants 41 ... Three tackles Nov. 25 vs. Oakland, including a 10-yard sack of Carson Palmer and one additional QB pressure ... Four tackles Dec. 2 at San Diego, including a two-yard sack of Philip Rivers ... Two tackles Dec. 9 vs. Dallas, along with one QB pressure ... Two tackles Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, and recovered a Nick Foles fumble in the third quarter and returned it 25 yards for a TD, extending Bengals lead to 24-13 ... Three tackles, including a shared sack, Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh, and had one QB pressure ... Four tackles Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, including a 10-yard sack and an additional TFL.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2008—On Kansas City roster for final eight games, playing in five and inactive for three ... Logged two tackles on defense and a special teams stop ... One tackle in NFL debut Nov. 9 at San Diego.
2009—Played in every Chiefs game and finished second on team in sacks (4.5) ... Credited with 33 tackles and five QB pressures ... Posted first career sack Sept. 20 vs. Oakland, downing JaMarcus Russell ... Sacked Carson Palmer on Dec. 27 at Bengals.
2010—Played in every game with two starts as Chiefs won AFC West with 10-6 record, and posted career-best seven sacks ... Also had 15 QB pressures, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed ... Had three sacks of Sam Bradford on Dec. 19 at St. Louis, with three additional QB pressures, and forced a Bradford fumble.
2011—Played in all 16 games for Kansas City ... Logged 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed ... On Sept. 25 at San Diego, had sack-and-strip against Philip Rivers (Chargers recovered fumble) ... On Nov. 21 at New England, had sack-and-strip against Tom Brady, with Chiefs recovering fumble at their 27.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2004-07) at Alabama, with a redshirt year in 2003 ... Totaled 50 games with 38 starts, logging 188 tackles, 22.5 sacks and 38 QB pressures ... His 60.5 tackles-for-loss was second-most in school history, behind only future NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas (74.0).
PERSONAL: Hometown is Bay Minette, Ala. ... Attended Baldwin County High School ... Earned degree from Alabama in telecommunications ... Has a son, Brady.