Nov 10, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts guard Mike McGlynn (75) during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Rams won 38-8. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

KC Chiefs Sign Guard Mike McGlynn

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have signed veteran offensive guard, Mike McGlynn and waived offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk.

 

As Teicher pointed out, McGlynn spent three years in Philly with Andy Reid (2008-10) and that played a factor in to him deciding Kansas City over other teams that had interest.

Here’s what KCChiefs.com had to say about the newest addition to the offensive line group,

McGlynn (6-4, 325) has played in 57 games (48 starts) in five NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts (2012-13), Cincinnati Bengals (2011) and Philadelphia Eagles (2008-10). McGlynn was signed by Washington on March 28, 2014 and released by the club on Aug. 26. He originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (109th overall) of the Eagles in the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with current Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia where he played in 19 games (14 starts) with the team.

The Chiefs are struggling up front for a number of reasons. Eric Fisher is trying to make his comeback from off-season back surgery and has struggled mightily. With that, the Chiefs no longer have a for sure starter at left guard, with Jeff Allen having to make the transition to right tackle due to Donald Stephenson‘s suspension.

As it looks now, the starting five looks something like this,

  • LT – Eric Fisher
  • LG – Jeff Linkenbauch
  • C – Rodney Hudson
  • RG – Zack Fulton
  • RT – Jeff Allen

Yikes! And the most concerning part, in my eyes, is that left side. So enter the new guy, Mick McGlynn, and you add experience to a front five that is the youngest in the NFL. You’re lead to think that McGlynn has a chance to not only add depth but also compete for that starting left guard spot sometime in the next few weeks, especially if Linkenbauch and Ricky Henry struggle to maintain it.

The main thing is that the Chiefs recognize their current situation along the O-Line, and aren’t afraid to make a move or two to get better.

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