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Broncos agree to terms with OL Ryan Lilja

Ryan Lilja will step out of retirement to reunite with Peyton Manning. The veteran offensive lineman agreed to terms Wednesday with the Denver Broncos, who are desperate for a starting center following a season ending knee injury to Dan Koppen. Lilja, who turns 32 in October, has quite a bit of familiarity with Manning after playing guard for six seasons in Indianapolis. And while...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos trying to pry Ryan Lilja out of retirement

If Peyton Manning has his way he may be get to take snaps from his former Colts teammate afterall. While Jeff Saturday has no plans to unretire, the same may not be true for Ryan Lilja. The Broncos have offered Lilja, 31, a contract in hoping to bring him out of possible retirement, reports the Denver Post. Lilja had previously discussed a comeback attempt with the Kansas City Chiefs...
Via Tireball.com
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos reach out to retired offensive lineman Ryan Lilja

When Denver Broncos center Dan Koppen was carted off the field with a torn ACL at Sunday's practice, it put the team in desperation mode to find a replacement center. In fact they are so desperate that they have reached out to offensive lineman Ryan Lilja who just announced his retirement at the end of the 2012 season about the possibility of coming out of retirement. Ian Rapoport...
Via NFL Injury Report
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss
BRING HIM BACK

Broncos want Lilja to unretire?

The Denver Broncos have been hit hard by the injury bug and are thin at center. They reportedly are digging deep when it comes to options.

Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Lilja’s Potential Comeback Put “On Hold”

The Kansas City Star’s Adam Teicher is reporting former Chiefs offensive lineman, Ryan Lilja, is putting his possible reunion tour “on hold” due to offseason surgeries he endured, as well as Kansas City’s content with the “capable bodies along their line.” Lilja, who retired after the 2012 season, was contacted more than a month ago by the Chiefs and new head coach Andy...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs Contact OL Ryan Lilja About Returning For Another Season

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs have reached out to retired OL Ryan Lilja about possibly returning for another season. Teicher’s source added that Lilja is “receptive to the idea.” Lilja, 31, was set to become an unrestricted free agent, but his decision to retire had a lot to do with the toll that football was taking on his body. “Physically, you...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Lilja announces retirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Veteran offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, who helped block for Peyton Manning during the Colts' Super Bowl-winning 2006 season, announced his retirement Monday. Lilja said he was going to "hang it up" after the Kansas City Chiefs finished a 2-14 season with a 38-3 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Lilja had played guard his entire career until...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran Chiefs lineman Lilja announces retirement

Chiefs veteran offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, who helped block for Peyton Manning during the Indianapolis Colts' Super Bowl-winning 2006 season, announced his retirement Monday. Lilja said he was going to ''hang it up'' after the Chiefs finished a 2-14 season with a 38-3 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Lilja played guard his entire career until injuries...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Stress of playing for Chiefs getting to Ryan Lilja

If you were watching the Kansas City/Oakland game at all, it isn’t overly surprising to you that I let my mind and my eyes wander while it was on TV from the play on the field to the sidelines. There, I discovered Chiefs centre Ryan Lilja. Lilja, formerly of the Colts, has moved into the … 
Via Checkdown Chatter
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Ready or not, Chiefs' Lilja takes center stage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The last time Chiefs guard Ryan Lilja had to play center in an NFL game before last Sunday was...well...never. In fact, Lilja, who now becomes the Chiefs' starting center because of Rodney Hudson's season-ending injury, can't remember playing the position in college or high school or even Pee Wee football, for that matter. OK, there was that one time...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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