Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Report: Chiefs sign vet O-lineman
By Bill Williamson
With starting center Rodney Hudson dealing with a knee injury, the Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly signed veteran offensive lineman Russ Hochstein.
Hochstein was in New England with current Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel. Hudson was replaced by Ryan Lilja last week and rookie Jeff Allen took Lilja’s spot. The Hochstein signing gives the Chiefs flexibility if Hudson is going to be out for awhile.
Meanwhile, receiver Tori Gurley tweeted that he has signed with the Raiders. The team has not announced the signing or a corresponding roster move. The Raiders are thin at receiver, especially with starter Darrius Heyward-Bey dealing with concussion and neck injuries that hospitalized him Sunday after a big hit against Pittsburgh. The team expects Heyward-Bey to fully recover, but there has been no word on how long he will be out.
Gurley was on the Vikings’ practice squad. He was previously with Green Bay. He is the third former Packer that Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie has signed in the past week. McKenzie is a former Green Bay executive.