Arrowhead Pride has it from 810 Sports and Jason Lacanfora of NFL.com that the Chiefs will meet with former Colts guard Ran Lilja on Monday.From Arrowhead Pride:
"Had enough offensive line news today? I hope not.According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, the Kansas City Chiefs have a visit scheduled with free agent guard Ryan Lilja, who was cut from the Indianapolis Colts this week.Per La Canfora, the visit is scheduled for Monday."
Lija has been a very popular free agent among Chiefs fans since the Colts let him go. Lilja apparently failed his physical with the Colts but the team is also reportedly trying to go with a bigger offensive line. Lilja is only 28 and has 5 ears of starting experience. It should also be noted how much the Colts throw the ball. This means Lilja has a lot of experience in pass blocking situations and while Manning helps his lineman out by always making solid, quick decisions and getting rid of the football, he can’t be given all the credit. Mannining is rarely sacked and some of that is due to solid pass blocking. There is no way the Chiefs should let Lilja leave Kansas City on Monday without a contract in place. This is one free agent move where the Chiefs will be getting a starter, meaning G is one less position they have to worry about come April.
What do you think Addicts? How does an offensive line of Alber, Waters, Wiegmann, Lilja and O’Callahan look to you?