According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to coax former guard Ryan Lilja out of retirement.
And Lilja is listening.
From the KC Star:
The Chiefs have approached Ryan Lilja about playing another season, and the veteran offensive lineman was receptive to the idea, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Lilja, who played in high school at Shawnee Mission Northwest and in college at Kansas State, said immediately after the end of last season that he would retire. Lilja, 31, has played nine NFL seasons, six for Indianapolis and the last three for the Chiefs.
The three-year contract Lilja signed when he joined the Chiefs has expired, and he is an unrestricted free agent.
Personally, I think this is a tremendously smart move. Lilja is a very good player and he can bring some versatility to the Chiefs’ offensive line. Remember, last season, Lilja played center after youngster Rodney Hudson went down to injury. With Hudson being largely unproven, it is wise that KC would want to bring in a player that could step in if need be.
KC has also brought n free agent Geoff Schwartz, who many believe has Pro Bowl potential as a guard. Still, it is always wise to have multiple options.
What do you think, Addicts? Do you want Lilja to come back to KC?