In a corresponding roster move to the signing of defensive tackle Terrell McClain, the Kansas City Chiefs have cut offensive lineman Ryan Hunter.
NFL Reporter Tom Pellisero reported Tuesday that the Kansas City Chiefs had signed veteran defensive tackle Terrell Williams. In a corresponding roster move, KC Star Reporter Herbie Teope announced that the team had released offensive lineman Ryan Hunter.
Hunter was a second year player for the Chiefs. He entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2018. After spending the summer and preseason with the Chiefs, Hunter was released in final roster cuts before the 2018 season kicked off. He spent the 2018 season on the Chiefs practice squad.
This year, Hunter made the leap to the Chiefs final 53-man roster when the team started the regular season in September.
Hunter never started a game for Kansas City but did find playing time in three Chiefs games already in 2019, including extensive action in the Week Five loss to the Indianapolis Colts after starting guard Andrew Wylie went down with a high ankle sprain.
Hunter has very few memorable moments in Kansas City, and many fans are likely happy to see him go after watching him play on Sunday. By far his most memorable moment is a huge penalty in the fourth quarter of the Colts game. On the 3rd and 28 play, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes heaved the ball to midfield to a waiting Mecole Hardman. The Colts were flagged for pass interference on the play, a penalty which would have given the Chiefs a huge first down and a breath of life late in the contest. Unfortunately, Hunter was called for holding on the same play, and the Chiefs came up one yard short of the first down on the next attempted 3rd down pass play.
Hunter will be able to sign with the Chiefs practice squad if he clears waivers.