On the eve of training camp in St. Joseph, the Kansas City Chiefs added veteran free agent tackle Tony Ugoh to round out their roster. On Monday afternoon Ugoh decided to walk away from the game and retire at the age of 28.
Ugoh spent 2011 with the New York Giants, appearing in five games. He was set to compete with rookies Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen along with second-year pro David Mims for time at tackle behind starters Branden Albert and Eric Winston.
The Chiefs improved the offensive line dramatically by adding Winston, but much like last season still lack experience on the depth chart.
With Ugoh’s sudden retirement, the Chiefs roster is back down to 89, one off the league maximum of 90. Look for that spot to once again be filled on the offensive line, trying to bring experience to the tackle position.