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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 free agent signing was running back Thomas Jones. Now, the Chiefs immediately improve their offensive line with the signing of this 28-year old veteran with Super Bowl experience.Although, Lilja failed a physical which led to his release from the Colts I still see him being an improvement on the O-Line. I don't see the Chiefs organization signing a player to a three-year deal if they thought his "failed physical" was going to be too big of a risk.Lilja will make the most sense at Right Guard for the Chiefs, which was a definite weakness on a below-average line.
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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...
The Chiefs have made plenty of mistakes on players in recent seasons, and one of the biggest came six years ago when they let offensive lineman Ryan Lilja out of their grasp. When they finally got another chance to acquire Lilja this week, they didn't let history repeat itself. Lilja paid a visit to the Chiefs, and before it was over on Tuesday, he had put his name on a three...
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...
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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.