Chiefs Sign Lineman Hutch Eckerson


Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that the team has signed offensive lineman, Hutch Eckerson.

From the Chiefs’ press release:

"Eckerson (6-6, 310) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2011. He was released by San Diego prior to the start of the regular season, then signed by New Orleans on May 14, 2012. Eckerson was released by the Saints during preseason play and then joined the Bills for his most recent NFL stint on Feb. 14, 2013. The Lumberton, N.C., native played collegiately at South Carolina where he saw action in 23 games at both tackle positions. He was a college teammate of current Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop. Eckerson was an all-conference offensive lineman at Lumberton High School."

To this point, Eckerson has yet to actually make an NFL team or participate in a regular season game. He was cut by the Bills four day ago so that they could sign TE Nick Provo. The Bills are pretty stocked at tackle so that may be why they decided to get rid of Hutch.

Still, Eckerson must not have been impressing officials at Bills camp.

Chiefs GM Dorsey has been turning over the bottom of the roster all offseason and this move continues that trend. The Chiefs have made tackle, and offensive line in general, a big focus under the new regime.