Jul 27, 2013; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel (10) throws a pass behind offensive lineman Eric Kush (52) during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Pick No. 170 – Eric Kush, C, California
2014 Cap Hit: $534,279
Dead money if cut: $93,837
Eric Kush was brought on to back up Chiefs starting center, Rodney Hudson who suffered a broken leg in the 2012 season, and thus had a question mark on his back. Though Kush spent the majority of the season as a healthy inactive on the game day roster, he did get one opportunity to play. During the Week 17 game against the Chargers when Reid rested his starters, Kush started his first NFL game.
Though PFF graded Kush as a -3.8, I didn’t think he played that poorly. I mean, let’s be honest, he didn’t hike the ball over quarterback Chase Daniel’s head, causing a safety on the first play of the game like another AFC West center did.
Since Kush is the only other center on the roster besides Hudson, I would say he’s most likely safe, for now. However, if another option presented itself I think Kush could get his walking papers.