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Former Cowboys First-Round Pick Taco Charlton Reportedly Signs With New NFL Team

Earlier this week, the Miami Dolphins released defensive end, Taco Charlton, who was a former first-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2017. 

It didn’t take long for him to join a new team.


According to Yahoo Sports insider Terez Taylor, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed Charlton to a one-year deal.


“The Chiefs have agreed to a 1-year deal with DL Taco Charlton, a source tells Yahoo Sports.”


Originally the No. 28 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Charlton has fizzled and been a major disappointment. Some in the Dallas area call him the worst draft pick in team’s history.


Charlton asked for a trade last offseason, but nothing materialized. During the process, Charlton took to social media, posting on his Twitter handle, “free me.”

In Charlton’s rookie season, Charlton produced 19 tackles to go with three sacks, but only recorded one sack in 2018. However, a shoulder injury was a focal point in his downslide last season. He was also a “healthy scratch” for at least two games for what reports are citing “an attitude adjustment.”


In Dallas, he spent most of his time backing up DeMarcus Lawrence. Two weeks heading into the 2019 season, the Cowboys couldn’t find a trade partner and ultimately released him. In 27 games, the former first-rounder recorded 46 combined tackles and 4.0 sacks.


Charlton led the Dolphins on defense in sacks. However, the Dolphins appeared to be okay with former Clemson defensive end Christian Wilkins taking over. Wilkins was the No. 13 of last year’s draft, and he recorded 56 combined tackles and two sacks in 14 starts.


The Dolphins have rebuilt their defense this offseason. They signed former Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones to the biggest contract in NFL history. They also added linebackers Kyle Van Noy and Shaq Lawson.


In the draft, they selected three defensive lineman, including Alabama’s Raekwon Davis, UNC’s Jason Stowbridge, and Boise State’s Curtis Weaver.


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