The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line put on a dominant showing against a stout Houston Texans defensive front in Week 1, clearing the way for 166 total rushing yards and only one sack of QB Patrick Mahomes.
While Thursday’s performance was an encouraging sign of things to come this season, the Chiefs’ front office is not resting on its laurels. According to the NFL transaction report on Saturday, the team brought in three free agent offensive linemen for workouts — Patrick Omameh, Paul Adams and John Leglue.
All three free agents have some level of NFL experience to offer, however the most likely scenario for any of the three would be a spot on Kansas City’s 16-man practice squad or free agent call list as insurance against potential injuries later in the season.
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The most experienced of the latest group of Chiefs’ tryouts, Omameh, originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent of the San Francisco 49ers back in 2013. The 30-year-old guard-tackle hybrid was most recently a member of the New Orleans Saints in 2019, playing in 14 games, including one start. Omameh now looks for a chance to catch on with his seventh NFL team in Kansas City after New Orleans cut him loose during final roster cuts this offseason. The 6-foot-4-inch, 327-pound Michigan alum has started 57-of-81 career games to date.
Leglue, like Omameh, has experience with the Saints, and at 24 years old, the second-year pro could add flexibility at tackle or guard. He originally signed on with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2019, but later caught on in New Orleans after being released by Denver. In December 2019, Leglue earned an opportunity to play for the Green Bay Packers, who signed him to their 53-man roster from the Saints’ practice squad.
Finally, Adams, an offensive tackle most recently with the Washington Football Team prior to 53-man roster cuts, was a two-time team captain during his collegiate career at the University of Missouri. The 6-foot-5-inch, 317-pounder went undrafted in 2019 before signing with the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad.
With Kansas City’s practice squad currently capped at 16 players, the defending Super Bowl champions would be forced to make a roster move to make room for either player should they intend to sign one. We should know more early this week.