Former Chiefs offensive lineman Parker Ehinger lands with Jacksonville Jaguars

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Running back Kareem Hunt
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Running back Kareem Hunt /

The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Parker Ehinger after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Parker Ehinger didn’t have to wait long to find his new home in the National Football League. Just hours after being waived by the Dallas Cowboys, the offensive lineman will now make his way to the Jacksonville Jaguars in hopes of carving out an active roster spot in the AFC South.

The Cowboys set Ehinger free on Thursday with his announced release. It ended a shortened tenure plagued by a knee injury that never once allowed him to compete for playing time in Dallas.

Ehinger originally entered the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs as one of multiple fourth round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft. Ehinger became an instant hit his rookie season as the team’s starting left guard, but injury forced him to miss time and he was never quite the same player thereafter.

When Ehinger was healthy from that point forward, he was second fiddle to other options like Bryan Witzmann and Cam Erving, and Brett Veach ultimately decided to ship him to Dallas in a trade before active rosters were due. In return, the Chiefs landed promising cornerback Charvarius Ward from Dallas and Ehinger’s move to Dallas gave him a chance to compete for an active roster spot—something that was not happening back in K.C. with the emergence of Andrew Wylie and Jordan Devey.

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Ehinger now hopes to provide some competition for spots along the offensive interior with the Jags with any incoming draft picks along with holdovers like Tyler Shatley and Brandon Thomas.