Nov 10, 2013; Indianapolis; Guard Mike McGlynn (75) during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs bolstered the offensive line Wednesday morning by adding a veteran guard.
The Chiefs signed Mike McGlynn, who brings 57 career appearances with 48 starts since entering the league in 2008 out of Pittsburgh as a fourth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The move reunites McGlynn with Andy Reid, who coached the Eagles from 1999-2012. McGlynn played three seasons with the Eagles (2008-10) where he made 19 appearances with 14 starts.
“Mike is very excited about reuniting with coach Reid,” said Michael Perrett, who serves as McGlynn’s agent. “Coach is someone Mike respects tremendously. Mike has familiarity with the coaching staff and the offensive system. Mike received interest from several teams, but the relationship with coach Reid definitely put this one over the top.”
McGlynn, who measures 6-4, 325 pounds, offers versatility as a guard and center.
“Mike projects as a left guard, center or right guard,” Perrett said. “He has a lot of position versatility.”
While the Chiefs haven’t officially listed McGlynn’s playing position, he’s likely to compete at left guard with Jeff Linkenbach and Ricky Henry.
The Chiefs are expected to move left guard Jeff Allen to right tackle to start the season given Donald Stephenson’s four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
McGlynn recently spent time with Washington after signing with the team on March 28. Washington released McGlynn Tuesday.
The 29-year-old McGlynn played for the Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals (2011) and Indianapolis Colts (2012-13).
The Chiefs waived rookie center Ben Gottschalk to make room on the roster for McGlynn.