Kansas City releases Toribio, signs Love

The Kansas City Chiefs have released defensive tackle Anthony Toribio and signed former New England Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love.

Toribio joined the Chiefs in 2010 and had hung around the past four seasons, despite having to impress three different head coaches. He was pressed into service against the Broncos on Sunday night when Mike DeVito had to leave with a leg injury. It’s unknown how long DeVito will be out.

Love started 25 games over the past three seasons in New England, but was waived in May after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

The Chiefs made the moves Tuesday, two days after a 27-17 loss to the Broncos. That drew the largest television audience for a prime-time November game in 17 years, averaging 26.9 million viewers on NBC. The network said Tuesday that was up 48 percent from last season’s Week 11 “Sunday Night Football” game between Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

It was the most for a November prime-time NFL game since 31.5 million people watched the defending Super Bowl champion Cowboys beat the Packers on “Monday Night Football” on ABC in 1996, when the population was smaller.

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