Found July 30, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports is reporting that the Broncos have reached out to former Chiefs C/G Ryan Lilja about coming out of retirement. Lilja, 32, reportedly considered the idea of unretiring and playing for the Chiefs this season. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent before calling it a career. Lilja has been dealing toe and knee injuries, but there’s a chance that he’s completely healed at this point in time. The Broncos have already lost two centers for the season, so they could really use a solid option in the middle of their offensive line. Manny Ramirez has been taking snaps with the first-team offense in recent days. Lilja spent a number of seasons with Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, so there’s a chance he would be able to step in and perform.   The post Report: Broncos Reach Out To Former Chiefs C/G Ryan Lilja appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.

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