The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing back OT Jah Reid. Per a report from the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, the KC Star's Terez Paylor and the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs and Reid have agreed to a three-year extension. (And the Chiefs have now confirmed)
Chiefs have signed offensive lineman Jah Reid, a former Ravens draft pick, to a three-year contract extension, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 17, 2015
Reid was brought in shortly before the season and has made eight starts at right tackle this year. He is a former Raven so the Baltimore media asked Andy Reid about him just this week.
(Update: The details on the contract)
"Jah has been a good pickup for us, just from the stand point of we got banged up up front there, and so he was thrown in, kind of, in the action his first week here against the Texans," Andy Reid said, via the Baltimore Sun. "A couple games after that, he played, and then he had a little hiatus there, where he didn't play; and we've had to bring him back here. So, he has been very valuable to us from that respect."
This PFF ranking is not kind to him ...
Jah Reid is the 5th worst OT in the NFL, according to PFF #Chiefs #Why pic.twitter.com/eXB0y0OY4t— His Dirknes$ (@HisDirknesS) December 17, 2015
...but he has been available and he can back up four positions on the offensive line. That hasn't been the case with all the Chiefs linemen. The Chiefs obviously like him but he hasn't been overly impressive to me, although we should factor in that he came in right at the start of the season and was forced into a starting role. No word on the money involved...
This means that next year the Chiefs are looking at Eric Fisher and Reid at the tackle spots but of course we know that can change as the Chiefs add more depth.
This makes me wonder about the future of another couple of right tackle candidates on the team -- Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson. Both of them are in the final year of their contracts. The Chiefs could see Allen's future at guard -- if they see a future for him at all in KC.
Now, let's all enjoy Jah Reid's best work in KC.