Chiefs sign OL Jah Reid to 3-year contract extension

Dec. 13, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs right tackle Jah Reid (75) blocks San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Dec. 13, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs right tackle Jah Reid (75) blocks San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

KANSAS CITY, Mo – The Chiefs signed offensive lineman Jah Reid to a three-year extension, a source familiar with the transaction confirmed Thursday afternoon with ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal.

Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star was the first to report the transaction.

The Chiefs later announced the signing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-7, 325-pound Reid originally joined the Chiefs after signing a one-year, $750,000 base salary free-agent deal before the start of the regular season on Sept. 6, and has started eight games at right tackle.

“Jah has been a good pickup for us, just from the stand point of we got banged up up front there, and so he was thrown in, kind of, in the action his first week here against the Texans,” coach Andy Reid told Ravens beat writers in a Wednesday conference call. “A couple games after that, he played, and then he had a little hiatus there, where he didn’t play; and we’ve had to bring him back here. So, he has been very valuable to us from that respect.”

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

He spent four seasons in Baltimore, appearing in 39 games with seven starts for the Ravens, before signing with the Chiefs.

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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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