Chiefs bolster depth on offensive line with signing of Jah Reid

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Versatility and depth on the offensive line arrived Sunday evening.

Aug. 8, 2015; Owings Mills, MD: Baltimore Ravens tackle Jah Reid (76) during training camp. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Aug. 8, 2015; Owings Mills, MD: Baltimore Ravens tackle Jah Reid (76) during training camp. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Chiefs signed offensive lineman Jah Reid, a source familiar with the transaction informed ChiefsDigest.com. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not announced the transaction.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-7, 325-pound Reid joins the Chiefs after spending four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, where he appeared in 39 games with seven starts. Baltimore waived Reid on Saturday as part of its roster trimmings to reach the 53-man roster.

The 27-year-old Reid offers versatility at guard and tackle, and he finished his college career at Central Florida with 33 starts at right tackle.

He joins an offensive line group consisting of Eric Fisher, Ben Grubbs, rookie Mitch Morse, Donald Stephenson, Jeff Allen, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Paul Fanaika and Zach Fulton.

Fisher is recovering from a high-ankle sprain, while Allen suffered a knee injury in the preseason opener. Neither player has practiced since sustaining their respective injury, but Fisher could be ready for the regular-season opener.

Reid, a native of Haines City, Fla., entered the league in 2011 as a third-round pick of the Ravens.

The Chiefs have not announced a corresponding roster move to accommodate the signing of Reid.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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