Husain Abdullah signed by Chiefs

Jim McIsaac

Husain Abdullah signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, after sitting out the entire 2012 season so he could participate in a pilgrimage to Mecca.

The Kansas City Chiefs added some secondary help on Monday. According to Adam Schefter, the Chiefs signed safety Husain Abdullah, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings.

Despite being ranked as a top 25 safety by Pro Football Focus in 2011, Abdullah sat out the 2012 season to fulfill religious obligations. Abdullah, along with his brothers, made a pilgrimage to Mecca during the 2012 season, helping fulfill their beliefs as Muslims.

For more on the Chiefs, head to Arrowhead Pride

Abdullah declined a contract extension from the Vikings, but the safety did not want to draw attention to himself, and declined Minnesota's offer.

In 2011, Abdullah appeared in nine games for Minnesota, recording 49 tackles, recording one sack and intercepting one pass.

Abdullah will turn 28 in July, and will be given a chance to compete for a starting spot in Kansas City's secondary, opposite Eric Berry.

After being concussed four times between 2010 and 2011, Abdullah contemplated retiring from the NFL, but instead opted to take a year off to fulfill religious obligations.

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