KC Chiefs sign offensive lineman after rookie mini-camp tryout

Chris Glaser Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Glaser Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports /

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed offensive lineman Chris Glaser after he apparently impressed coaches at the team’s rookie mini-camp.

Chris Glaser must have put on quite a show last weekend when given the opportunity to try out for the Kansas City Chiefs. After a crowded weekend of rookies fighting for limited spots on a loaded roster, Glaser showed enough to earn a contract from the Chiefs following the team’s annual rookie mini-camp.

Glaser, a former offensive lineman for the University of Virginia, made the announcement himself on Twitter saying he was “officially a Chief.”

The Chiefs held their rookie mini-camp following the conclusion of the 2022 NFL Draft from May 7-9, a three-day whirlwind event for prospects hoping to make the leap to the professional ranks with the Chiefs organization. The team already had 10 draft picks vying for spots but the weekend was also filled with rookie free agents who’d already signed with the team and several other players who’d at least earned closer looks via invitations to camp.

Glaser had been invited to mini-camps for both the Chiefs and Colts, but general manager Brett Veach apparently didn’t want to let Chris Ballard and his staff have a chance to look at Glaser. Now the 6’4, 300 lb. lineman will be back with the Chiefs for the next several weeks in voluntary workouts and the team’s upcoming mandatory minicamp in June.

If Glaser is able to stick with the team up until training camp, he’ll face stiff competition for limited spots along an offensive line that’s plenty deep these days with young talent. That said, Glaser comes with 22 consecutive starts at right guard for the Cavaliers and comes with experience on the left side as well, and has already earned the attention of Chiefs coaches.

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