According to multiple reports, the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with offensive lineman, Jeff Linkenbach.
Linkenbach has spent the last four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts as a “swing” offensive lineman. Andy Reid and John Dorsey love lineman that can play multiple positions, as they proved last season with the signing of Geoff Schwartz so it makes sense for them to sign Likenbach. He only started one of those seasons for Indy and unfortunately, he hasn’t graded out too well when given his opportunities.
So while he is a versatile player, he isn’t exactly the best when doing it. Because of the Chiefs cap situation, they’re only looking to sign role players such as Linkenbach. He adds depth to two positions along the front, but he likely will not do it as well as Geoff Schwartz did.
Of course this is just speculation, but perhaps the Chiefs like him to come in and compete for the right guard spot. Jeff Allen will likely stay put and they might feel more comfortable keeping Rodney Hudson at center, rather than giving Eric Kush his shot at that position. Either way, his services are welcome to Kansas City after losing three quality starters yesterday.
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