3 standouts on defense from Chiefs preseason win over Cardinals – Chiefs Wire

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Danna is making it really easy to forget about the absence of injured DE Frank Clark. A season after a rotational role that yielded 2.5 sacks, the former Michigan Wolverine is looking like a defender who could contribute in a more significant role. His relentlessness flashes on every snap and he’s earned some high praise from Steve Spagnuolo.

In 20 snaps on Friday, Danna managed one hurry, a stop and he blew up a pass into his coverage for a two-yard loss. He’s looking more and more comfortable in the defensive scheme in Kansas City. They have him playing a much more versatile role too. He lined up on the interior defensive line, straight up over the tackle and outside the tackle on the edge.

If Danna emerges as a serious threat rushing the passer, it could make the Chiefs’ pass rush more potent than it has been in each of the past two seasons.