Kansas City Chiefs sign free agent linebacker Otha Peters
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed a new free agent linebacker to compete at an already very loaded position in former Seahawks linebacker Otha Peters.
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent linebacker Otha Peters on Tuesday. The move brings another linebacker in to compete while Reggie Ragland is out with a knee injury.
Peters spent time with the Seattle Seahawks after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Lousiana-Lafayette in 2017. He was waived in September of 2017, and picked up by the Washington Redskins. He spent time on Washington’s practice squad before being elevated to active roster in December of 2017. He has 3 total tackles in his 3 career starts. During his final season for the Ragin’ Cajuns, Peters had 94 tackles, 11 of them for a loss, and was named first team All Sun Belt in 2016.
With Reggie Ragland on the Non-Football Injury list, the Chiefs had an extra slot for the 90-man roster. Ragland has been sidelined by a swollen knee that the Chiefs have insisted is not serious, a condition that stemmed from taking recent long flights during which his surgically repaired knee swelled up too big to practice. Andy Reid has expressed full confidence in Ragland’s ability to play soon and hasn’t seemed concerned in the slightest, but it’s possible Ragland is returning slower than expected. This is likely the reason for the signing.
At this point, Peters is just a camp body. Only time will tell whether he is worthy of fighting for a roster spot, or if he is just here until Ragland is back off the NFI.
Until next time Addicts.