Since losing three major contributors on the offensive line in free agency, the Kansas City Chiefs have been active in trying to rebuild the depth. In addition to the draft, GM John Dorsey has also been searching for diamonds in the rough in free agency and that doesn’t stop during OTAs.
The latest addition to the line is tackle Ryan McKee, a free agent that first entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi with the New York Jets back in 2009. He then moved on to the St. Louis Rams, but didn’t appear in a game for either team.
He hasn’t gotten a chance the last four seasons, but after spending time with the Chiefs during last week’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, McKee now has a roster spot.
The Chiefs starters on the offensive line are all but set, but that’s where the certainty ends. Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid will be looking for ways to build depth and if a guy like McKee can prove his worth at multiple positions, maybe he snags one of the finals spots on the 53-man roster or practice squad.
To make room for McKee on the roster, the Chiefs released tackle Chandler Burden. He had spent time on the Chiefs practice squad last season and was signed to a reserve/future contract in January.