The Kansas City Chiefs sign a potential starting offensive guard


The Kansas City Chiefs announced Wednesday that the team has signed offensive lineman Mike McGlynn.

McGlynn’s last starting experience was in 2012 with the Indianapolis Colts. It didn’t go particularly well for McGlynn, who was Pro Football Focus’ lowest-rated offensive guard for the 2012 season with a -21.2 rating. McGlynn finished the season allowing four sacks, nine hits on the quarterback and 32 total pressures, according to Pro Football Focus.

Offensive line has become a major area for concern for the Chiefs after losing Jon Asamoah, Branden Albert and Geoff Schwartz through free agency. The team moved 2013 number one overall pick Eric Fisher to left tackle, and pushed Donald Stephenson into the starting lineup at right tackle.

Stephenson was recently suspended for the first four games by the NFL due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

It’s unknown what role, if any, McGlynn will have with the Chiefs long-term, but it seems plausible that McGlynn could end up starting the first four games of the season if the team decides to temporarily bump Jeff Allen out to right tackle.

The Chiefs released offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk to make room on the 75-man roster for McGlynn.