The Kansas City Chiefs visited with free agent guard Andrew Tiller earlier this offseason but he left without a contract from the Chiefs. That changes today as the Chiefs announce they have signed Tiller to a contract.
Our 49ers blog, Niners Nation, had this to say:
Started 7 games for the 49ers last year between LG and RG. Did some solid work and deserved a shot somewhere. https://t.co/odMh70xj2d— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) May 10, 2017
This comes right after the Chiefs rookie minicamp when they had a bunch of tryout players in. No word on the details but I would imagine it’s the minimum or close to it this late in free agency. Tiller was a 2012 sixth round pick out of Syracuse. He’s spent time with the Saints, Chargers, Packers and 49ers.
The Chiefs have some options at guard. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is the one sure thing while Parker Ehinger and Zach Fulton will be competing at the other spot. Tiller and others, like undrafted free agent Damien Mama, will be competing for a position.
PFT noted that yesterday was the final day for free agent signings to count against compensatory picks so that may explain the timing.