During the first weekend of training camp the Kansas City Chiefs found former defensive end (and practice squad member in 2010) Bobby Greenwood running with the first team offense at right tackle. With incumbent Barry Richardson still failing to sign his restricted free agent tender and Ryan O’Callaghan unable to practice until Thursday, there is no depth at right tackle for this Chiefs team right now.
A good candidate to change that seemed to be New England Patriots veteran Matt Light. After 11 years with the Patriots, Light’s status was up in the air when the team drafted massive Colorado tackle Nate Solder in the first round of April’s NFL draft.
However, with Solder yet to make his way to training camp, the Patriots evidently decided they wanted to keep the 33-year-old Light around. They signed him to a two-year deal, preventing a reunion of Light and former New England GM Scott Pioli.
Even if (when?) Richardson signs his tender and reports to camp in time for his first eligible practice on Thursday, the Chiefs need to find competition somewhere beyond O’Callaghan and a handful of undrafted free agents.