With the retirement of offensive tackle Tony Ugoh, the Kansas City Chiefs don’t currently have anyone among their 89 players with NFL experience at tackle beyond starters Branden Albert and Eric Winston.
If GM Scott Pioli decides to try and find a veteran to come into camp and compete with youngsters Donald Stephenson, Jeff Allen and David Mims, it won’t be former Chiefs tackle Jordan Black.
The fifth round pick of Kansas City in 2003 signed a deal with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday. Mike Shanahan’s team is struggling with injuries along the offensive line and could lean on Black early and often if starting right tackle Jammal Brown isn’t able to get on the field.
Black was with the Chiefs from 2003 until 2006, playing in all 16 games each of his final three seasons, including 15 starts in 2006. After he left Kansas City he spent a year with the Houston Texans before moving on to Jacksonville where he played three years for the Jaguars.
After being cut by the New Orleans Saints before last season, Black didn’t play in the NFL in 2011.