Chiefs Release OL Rich Ranglin


July 29, 2012; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs guard Rich Ranglin (67) leaves the field after training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that they have released offensive lineman Rich Ranglin.

Via Twitter:


"Ranglin signed with the Chiefs as a free agent and primarily served on the club’s practice squad. He was on the team’s 53-man roster for the Week 11 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, but did not play.He spent three seasons in the Arena Football League, before his time with the Chiefs.He played for three different AFL clubs, including the San Jose SaberCats (2012), the Kansas City Command (2011) and the Milwaukee Mustangs (formerly the Milwaukee Iron in 2010). He was a four-year letterman at Central Connecticut State."

Ranglin has been on and off the Chiefs’ practice squad a number of times in the last year. This cut is kind of a surprise as I’d think the Chiefs want as much competition along the offensive line as possible.

I can’t hep but wonder if this move was based on Ranglin maybe failing a physical or something. It probably doesn’t have much to do with the salary cap, as Ranglin wouldn’t have been making very much as a practice squad player.

We wish Rich the best.