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Chiefs roster moves: Signed G Mike McGlynn, released C Ben Gottschalk

The KC Chiefs signed a veteran offensive lineman and released a rookie.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The struggles of the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line has been a story line over the past few weeks so it's no shock that the team just signed veteran guard Mike McGlynn. The Chiefs released center Ben Gottschalk as the corresponding move to keep the roster at 75 players.

McGlynn is the second offensive linemen signed this offseason who played with the Indianapolis Colts last season (Jeff Linkenbach being the other). McGlynn's connection to the Chiefs is being drafted by Andy Reid when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles. That was in 2008 when the Eagles picked McGlynn in the fourth round.

McGlynn spent three seasons in Philly before moving to Cincinnati for a season and then the Colts for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. McGlynn spent this offseason on the roster of the Washington Redskins, who released him this week.

McGlynn has 48 starts in his NFL career, including 30 over the last two seasons with the Colts. I don't know anything about McGlynn but you have to wonder if he's a candidate to play regularly with that many starts over the last two seasons.

The Chiefs offensive line is clearly influx. With Donald Stephenson suspended for the first month of the season, the Chiefs have tested starting left guard Jeff Allen at right tackle. That left Jeff Linkenbach and Ricky Henry competing for Allen's left guard position last week. At right guard, the Chiefs have rookie Zach Fulton penciled in as the starter.

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