News: Chiefs Trade For Alleman & Ndukwe, Waive Redd & De La Puente

The Kansas City Chiefs acquired OL Andy Alleman and Ikechuku Ndukwe from the Miami Dolphins today for a late-round 2010 draft pick and waived LB Vince Redd & Brian De La Puente.AndyAlleman

Alleman, a backup interior lineman, played in 16 games last season for the Dolphins.  He started five games, including the playoff loss to Baltimore, as Justin Smiley’s replacement at left guard.

The former Akron standout, who was drafted in the third-round by the Saints in 2007, had been working as the backup left guard and third-team center during training camp.

Ndukwe played in all 16 regular season games with 15 starts at right guard for the Dolphins last season.

Redd was acquired off waivers from the New England Patriots on August 4th.

We were just talking about the Chiefs needing to improve their offensive line and I think this is a small part of accomplishing that task.  Think of Alleman and Ndukwe as Colin Brown with experience.  This will allow the staff to bring Brown along slowly at his new position and have him ready to make an impact in 2010.

This is an example of exactly the type of move Pioli will try to pull between now and roster cuts with the “Herm-overs” that don’t fit with the new regime/scheme.  Try to find a team that needs depth in a particular area and get some sort of value in return instead of cutting them loose and getting nothing in return.

Letting go of Redd surprises me a bit.  Not because of anything he did on the field, since I cannot remember hearing his name called during either of the first two preseason games.  But because Pioli was obviously familiar with him from last season in New England and obviously made the effort to bring him to Kansas City a few weeks ago.

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