Chiefs Sign OL Hutch Eckerson

A day before they are set to kick off the preseason against the New Orleans Saints, the Kansas City Chiefs made a roster change along the offensive line by adding a former player from the Big Easy.

Free agent Hutch Eckerson was signed to a contract and the injured Dustin Waldron released to make room on the roster.

Eckerson signed with the San Diego Chargers in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina before moving onto the Saints. He also spent time with the Buffalo Bills before finding his way to Kansas City.

The 6-6, 310 offensive lineman was a teammate of Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop in college. During his five year South Carolina career, Eckerson saw time at guard and both tackle positions, showing he has the versatility that may give him a chance to stick.

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