Chiefs Sign DT Braxton Hoyett to Practice Squad

Aug 25, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Braxton Hoyett (97) and Tennessee Titans defensive end Matt Dickerson (92) slap hands with youth football players as they take the field before the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Nissan Stadium.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs added another defensive linemen to the practice squad on Tuesday, signing undrafted rookie defensive tackle Braxton Hoyett.

Hoyett signed with the Tennessee Titans in May as an undrafted free agent. He played in four preseason games for the Titans, picking up six total tackles. The Titans waived him during cutdown to the initial 53-man roster for Week 1.

The 603, 310-pound Hoyett was considered a leader at defensive tackle for Mississippi State during his college career. He played 44 games with the Bulldogs, tallying 62 tackles with seven and a half for a loss and one and a half sacks. He collected 22 tackles in 12 games last season as a senior. He matched his season high with with four tackles against Iowa in the Outback Bowl.

Hoyett developed a reputation as a fun-loving yet meticulous player for the Bulldogs. He formed a ferocious defensive front with Mississippi State last season sandwiched between defensive ends Montez Sweat and Jeffery Simmons, both first-round selections in this year's draft.

The Alabama native joins a fellow Mississippi State teammate on the Chiefs' defensive line. Hoyett spent two season on the Bulldogs squad with Chris Jones, playing seven games as a redshirt freshman in 2015 as a backup behind Jones.

Hoyett fills the practice squad slot vacated last week when cornerback Torry McTyer terminated his contract to sign with the active roster of the Cincinnati Bengals. He tried out for the team on Tuesday, along with former Bears rookie defensive end Chuck Harris and linebacker Christian Sam, who was on the practice squad last season for the New England Patriots during their Super Bowl.

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