With a variety of injuries to the team’s offensive line, the Kansas City Chiefs have just signed offensive guard Jeff Allen. Allen began his career with the Chiefs as a 2nd round pick in 2012 and played for the team until 2016 when he departed for the Houston Texans on a four-year, $28 million deal. With experience playing under head coach Andy Reid, the expectation is for a seamless transition as the team moves forward with a very promising 5-1 record.
We have waived DB Leon McQuay.
We signed Free Agent G Jeff Allen. pic.twitter.com/setZ1orbpF
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 16, 2018
The Chiefs are dealing with back to back injuries and in need of stabilization to their offensive line. Right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif suffered a fibula fracture in week five against the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Mitch Morse received a concussion during the team’s week six loss to the New England Patriots.
While dealing with ankle and concussion complications in 2017 which cost him several games and eventually lead to his release by the Texans by way of an injury settlement, Allen had been a durable player for the years preceding, only missing 4 games since he was drafted. Having passed his physical with the Chiefs, the team is looking to have back the versatile player they drafted who had extensive experience at left and right guard as well as left and right tackle as a starter. There has already been several position changes made to the team’s offensive line, so Allen’s return couldn’t have been better timed.