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Kansas City Chiefs Sign OT Ryan Harris and LB Josh Mauga

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The Kansas City Chiefs added some veteran depth at a couple of positions this week, signing right tackle Ryan Harris and linebacker Josh Mauga, according to the team site.

Over six seasons with the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, Harris has played in 78 games, and has started exactly half of those. He has missed 18 games over his career with a variety of injuries. He should offer competition for J’Marcus Webb as a back-up tackle for the Chiefs.

Josh Mauga toiled as a back-up and special teams player for the New York Jets for three seasons. He appeared in 29 games but he has only started once. He has 44 career tackles and 1 interception. Mauga will probably be fighting throughout the playoffs for a back-up roster spot.

Much like last season, General Manager John Dorsey and Head Coach Andy Reid will be searching for players who can upgrade the depth chart. This process will continue until right up to the first game as fringe players become available from around the league.

The Chiefs are on a tight budget, so their evaluation process must weed out those who have no chance to help this roster.

Right before the start of the 2013 season, the Kansas City Chiefs grabbed up cornerback Marcus Cooper and tight end Sean McGrath. Both played key roles on last year’s playoff team.

Both have a great chance to make the roster again this season, and could be big contributors again.

Neither acquisition is earth shattering but Harris in particular, has a good chance of being a key reserve. He has plenty of experience and 39 games in a starting role could be to his advantage when the final depth chart is filled out in a few weeks.

Stay tuned for more Kansas City Chiefs training camp news.

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