In an effort to bolster the competition on the offensive line and at linebacker, the Kansas City Chiefs made two moves before the start of training camp today. Linebacker Josh Mauga and tackle Ryan Harris were added to the 90-man roster officially today, adding some depth in some areas where the Chiefs may be the weakest.
Kansas City made room on the roster by waiving linebacker DeRon Furr and placing fullback James Baker on a reserve list.
Harris spent last season with the Houston Texans where he played in all 16 games, starting three of them. Pro Football Focus tagged Harris with allowing two sacks in 485 snaps in 2013, and graded his overall performance with a -7.1 grade. It should be noted Mauga performed much better in a reserve role, where he played both left and right tackle.
Lost in shuffle yesterday was that KC signed T Ryan Harris who had a higher PFF grade than Fisher or Stephenson last season. #Chiefs
— Lyle Graversen (@LyleGraversen) July 24, 2014
Mauga is a veteran linebacker who spent five years with Bob Sutton while playing for the New York Jets. Last season Mauga spent the year on injured reserve due to back problems. When healthy, Mauga is excellent in a reserve inside linebacker role and in coverage on special teams.
— Michael Hoffman (@MRHoffy) July 23, 2014
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