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Mike DeVito | Defensive Lineman

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 305
College: Maine
Contract: view contract details

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Chiefs LE Mike DeVito left Week 6 against the Vikings with a concussion.
He's done for the game. It's bad news for a Chiefs defensive line that's already with Dontari Poe. Nick Williams replaced DeVito. Oct 18 - 2:49 PM

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Chiefs LE Mike DeVito (Achilles') is participating in OTAs.

DeVito is ready to rock for training camp. Going on 31, DeVito saved his roster spot by restructuring his contract in March. His return is a boost for a run defense that surrendered 4.7 yards per carry last season.
May 28 - 4:23 PM

Chiefs LE Mike DeVito has agreed to a pay cut, reducing his 2015 salary cap number by $2.5 million.

He turned a big chunk of his scheduled 2015 payments into incentives, in addition to taking a pay cut. DeVito, 31 in June, tore his Achilles' tendon in Week 1 last season. When healthy, he's been an excellent run-stopping end.
Mar 9 - 3:44 PM

The Chiefs are expected to approach LE Mike DeVito about taking a pay cut.

DeVito tore his Achilles' in Week 1 and will turn 31 in June. The Chiefs are up against the cap and need to make room for free agent OLB Justin Houston either via a long-term deal or the franchise tag. DeVito is scheduled to count $5.4 million against the cap, and Kansas City can clear $4 million by releasing him. DeVito reportedly feels comfortable hitting the open market. He's a quality run defender in the 3-4 defense. The Chiefs have some depth on the defensive line.
Feb 25 - 10:57 AM

Chiefs placed LE Mike DeVito on injured reserve with a torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season.

Coupled with the loss of ILB Derrick Johnson (Achilles'), DeVito's injury leaves the Chiefs' run defense extremely vulnerable. The Chiefs will try to replace him with a combination of Vance Walker and Jaye Howard. Now on the wrong side of 30, DeVito is scheduled to make $3.75 million in 2015, the final year of his contract.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Coach Andy Reid confirmed LE Mike DeVito (torn Achilles') will miss the remainder of the season.

The Chiefs lost both DeVito and ILB Derrick Johnson to torn Achilles' on Sunday. Both losses will be felt. DeVito is a plus run defender, while Johnson is an All-Pro. The Chiefs will turn to Vance Walker and Jaye Howard at left end.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Chiefs LE Mike DeVito is out for the year with an Achilles' tendon tear.

The Chiefs also lost All-Pro-caliber ILB Derrick Johnson to a torn Achilles' in Sunday's embarrassing home loss to the Titans. DeVito was a critical piece in Kansas City's run defense as a two-down hole clogger. Johnson was a rangy Mike 'backer. Kansas City is no longer a defense to fear from a fantasy matchup standpoint, especially after getting picked apart by Jake Locker.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Chiefs LE Mike DeVito has been ruled out for Week 12.

It's a sizable blow to Kansas City's run defense, as DeVito is one of the NFL's premier run-stopping 3-4 ends. Upgrade Ryan Mathews' fantasy matchup.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Chiefs RE Mike DeVito exited Sunday night's Week 11 game against the Broncos with a left knee injury.

He's been ruled out for the rest of the game. A combination of Allen Bailey and Anthony Toribio will replace DeVito in the starting lineup.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 09:33:00 PM

The Chiefs plan to use new DE Mike DeVito as an early-down defender who leaves the field in the nickel package.

In other words, they'll use DeVito to his strength. "There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing," DeVito said. "I want to hit and be physical every play. If I don’t hit somebody, I know something is wrong. That first- and second-down run game, that’s where I live." The Chiefs' defensive front seven looks all set besides the inside linebacker position next to Derrick Johnson.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Chiefs signed DE Mike DeVito, formerly of the Jets, to a three-year, $12.6 million contract.

DeVito, 29 in June, is a one-dimensional run stopper who will replace Glenn Dorsey as a better fit for Kansas City's 3-4. Last season, DeVito racked up 52 tackles, a sack, and two forced fumbles as a 15-game starter in Rex Ryan's 3-4.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 06:57:00 PM

Free agent DE Mike DeVito is expected to sign with the Chiefs.

DeVito is making a visit to Kansas City Tuesday, and CBS' Jason La Canfora says it's "very likely" he signs a deal while there. The two-down run stuffer will help support former first-round bust Tyson Jackson.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Free agent DE Mike DeVito will test the market.

The Jets have reportedly made re-signing DeVito a "priority," but he has eyes on a payday. There have been reports of as many as six teams interested. We'll see if that's just an agent drumming up suitors for his two-down run-stuffer.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 03:05:00 PM

The Jets hope to re-sign DE Mike DeVito before the start of free agency, but the Newark Star-Ledger reports as many as six teams have "inquired" since the beginning of Saturday's legal tampering period.

ESPN New York believes DeVito is the "best bet to stick around" of the Jets' in-house free agents, but Gang Green is going to have to pay up if he's truly drawing interest from six teams. It would be unwise to overpay for a player who turns 29 in July and doesn't play on passing downs.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 05:50:00 PM

The Jets are expected to make free agent DE Mike DeVito a "priority" ahead of Tuesday's commencement of the signing period.

It sounds like the sides will be negotiating this weekend. Beat writer Manish Mehta is skeptical of whether the Jets can afford DeVito, despite what will probably be a middling price tag. DeVito is a one-dimensional run stopper going on age 29.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 09:11:00 PM

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