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Belcher signs Chiefs’ one-year tender sheet for the 2012 season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed linebacker Jovan Belcher to a one-year tender sheet. He will reportedly make $1.927 million for the upcoming 2012 season.

He has spent the last three seasons with the Chiefs. In those three seasons, he has appeared in 48 games, including 34 starts.

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and teammate Justin Houston attempt to tackle New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez
Jovan Belcher and teammate Justin Houston attempt to tackle New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Belcher has had 160 tackles, including eight tackles for a loss and five quarterback hits. He also has had 1.0 sacks, one forced fumble, and three pass deflections.

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During the 2011 season with the Chiefs, he appeared in 16 games, including 16 starts. He had 87 tackles, including two tackles for a loss and one quarterback hit.

He also had one pass deflection, as well. Belcher was second on the team with 87 tackles under Romeo Crennel’s defense before the veteran coach was promoted to interim head coach once Todd Haley was fired.

Derrick Johnson led the team in tackles with 131.

Belcher had one tackle for a loss against the Oakland Raiders on October 23rd. He also had a tackle for a loss against the Chicago Bears on December 4th.

His lone quarterback hit came in the 28-0 win over the Raiders in the October 23rd game. Belcher had a pass deflection against the Indianapolis Colts in a 28-24 on October 9th.

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He had a season-high 10 tackles twice. His first 10 tackle performance in a 20-17 loss against the San Diego Chargers on September 25th. Belcher also had 10 tackles in a 17-10 loss on November 13th.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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