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The Chiefs have made the improvement of the offensive line a top priority this off-season. As the O-line gradually improved throughout 2009, there remains a few holes on that line that need to be filled. The Chiefs hope to have filled one of those holes last week with the signing of veteran Center and ex-Chief Casey Wiegmann last week. Another hole is speculated to be filled in the draft with the number five overall pick with the likes of Offensive Tackle Russell Okung out of Oklahoma State.Today the Chiefs are reported to have ex-Colts guard Ryan Lilja in Kansas City to have a look at the guy the Chiefs originally drafted in 2004.Lilja didn't make the roster in 2004, and was later signed by the Indianapolis Colts. He is a five-year veteran with the Colts who started every game last year and started in Super Bowl XLI.Lilja recently failed a physical before being cut by the Colts. Lilja is injury prone and did sit out the 2008 season due to an injury.
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In case you forgot, the Chiefs are reportedly hosting former Colts G Ryan Lilja today. We’ll be keeping an eye on Twitter in case of any breaking news on a Lilja contract. If you see anything before we do, be sure to post it in the Addict Alerts! forum. I recommend checking that forum periodically as other Chiefs fans from around AA will be throwing up news items once the forum...
Ex-Colts offensive lineman Ryan Lilja agreed to terms today with the Kansas City Chiefs. The contract is said to be a three-year deal according to the KC Star.Roughly twenty-four hours after Lilja visited with the Chiefs organization he had already agree to become a Chief. I'll give GM Scott Pioli this, when he sets his sight on a free agent he gets them. The first big...
Before Jamaal Charles burst onto the scene with a 108 yard
rushing performance in week 10, Kansas
City fans clamored for a revamped offensive line.
Atrocious in protection, the offensive unit surrendered 42
sacks in 2009, but the majority came in the first half of the season.
The inability to give the quarterback time to let plays
develop is also a cause for quarterback...
Analyzing the just-announced signing of Ryan Lilja, The Star's Adam Teicher writes: "He fills the considerable gap at right guard and all of a sudden, that line doesn't look so shaky."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent left guard Ryan Lilja in another step toward beefing up their offensive line.
The deal was announced Tuesday. Terms were not released.
Lilja played in 66 games with the Indianapolis Colts, who claimed him off waivers from Kansas City in 2004. He started eight playoff games with the Colts, including two Super Bowls...
Offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, who played in high school at Shawnee Mission Northwest and in college at Kansas State, is coming home after agreeing to terms today on a three-year contract with the Chiefs. It's not only a great football move for the Chiefs, who need Lilja's help on their offensive line. He played on two Super Bowl teams with the Colts, is a tireless worker...
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent guard Ryan Lilja on Tuesday.
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent left guard Ryan Lilja in another step toward beefing up their offensive line.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent left guard Ryan Lilja in another step toward beefing up their offensive line.