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Chiefs sign Tennessee State offensive tackle Chidi Okeke

The undrafted free agent had previously been signed to the Redskins, but was released a week ago

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According to a report from NFL reporter Dov Kleiman, the Kansas City Chiefs signed former Washington Redskins offensive tackle Chidi Okeke on Wednesday.

With the releases of veteran tight end John Phillips and undrafted free agent quarterback T.J. Linta earlier this week, the Chiefs roster had dwindled to 88 players, so we have been expecting corresponding roster additions.

The 6-foot-5, 317-pound Okeke is a native of Anambra, Nigeria who played as a redshirt freshman at Louisiana State University in 2016 before transferring to Tennessee State University, where he started 10 games at left tackle the following season. He was named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference in 2018.

Upon his signing to the Redskins on April 27, TSU coach Rod Reed told the Tennessean that Okeke ran a 5.1 40-yard dash and had a 29-inch vertical leap at his TSU pro day.

The Redskins released Okeke on May 23.

Lance Zierlein’s draft profile had this to say about Okeke:

Okeke’s size, strength and athletic traits are going to have teams excited upon initial tape work, but additional study will likely show a player still in the infant stages of his journey toward becoming a fundamentally sound pro. His strength at the point of attack combined with a raw approach in pass protection could make a move inside to guard an option. Okeke could be an early stash-and-teach project for teams hoping to extract his full potential.

And we have some highlights from his senior season at TSU:

We expect one more roster addition in the coming days.

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