The Chiefs are in a desperate search for as much depth along the offensive line after lose three key contributors to free agency over the offseason. One of the guys in the mix to make the team as an interior lineman is Ricky Henry, an undrafted free agent three years ago who has spent time with the Falcons, Saints, and Bears. Andy Reid seems to think highly of him.
“He’s a tough kid, I’m not telling you it’s all pretty. He looks like Larry the Cable Guy and plays like Larry the Cable Guy. He’s kind of a dirtbag-type guy, he gets in there and he’s rough and tough and scrappy and all of that so that’s how he’s playing right now.”
“I don’t think he’s as funny,” Reid said of Henry. “I haven’t heard him say a word. He just does his job.”
Reid’s description of Henry is pretty fantastic and shot on. Henry plays with the cliched ‘chip on his shoulder’ and is sort of a no nonsense guy on the offensive line. Having a guy with his kind of physical attitude and toughness would be nice to add to a Chiefs offensive line that has struggled in recent years to be able to run the ball in-between the tackles in short yardage situations. Henry could be part of that solution.
Henry played well in the Chiefs 41-39 victory over the Bengals in Thursday’s preseason opener. Kansas City could definitely use his physical nature in special teams and as a reserve linemen to whomever wins the right guard job and to backup Jeff Allen.
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