KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Mike Person wasn’t out of work long.
The Glendive native and former Montana State Bobcat signed with the Kansas City Chiefs shortly after being released by the Atlanta Falcons last week. Person was a seventh-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 draft.
Person spent the past two seasons with the Falcons, starting 14 games in 2015. He had yet to appear in a game this season before his release last week, though.
The Chiefs are Person’s sixth NFL team. He’s had stints with the 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, the Falcons and now the Chiefs.
Person, 6-foot-4, 300 pounds, said the Chiefs weren’t his first call after his release, but he jumped at the opportunity to join the team.
“I wasn’t in a rush,” Person told www.chiefs.com. “I wanted to come to a really good team. I’ve been getting calls since I got released last week about maybe, possibility (of joining a team), but I jumped at the opportunity to come here (to Kansas City). It’s a really good team and I wanted to be a part of something special.
“Looking from the outside in, I think there really is a good chance of that being the case here.”
Person was a standout tackle at MSU from 2007-2010, earning a starting job his redshirt freshman season and eventually becoming an all-American his senior year. He plays guard in the NFL.