The Chiefs claimed guard Jordan Devey off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. To make room for him, they released guard Michael Liedtke.
Devey, 28, is set to enter his third season and is listed at 6 feet 6 and 320 pounds. He provides some experience, as he’s appeared in 22 games the last two seasons with 13 starts. He logged seven games (four starts) in 2014 with the New England Patriots and appeared in 15 games (nine starts) with the 49ers in 2015.
Devey will join Jah Reid, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Zach Fulton as players who are currently on the Chiefs’ roster who have started games at guard. The Chiefs lost their most consistent performer at the position last season, Jeff Allen, to the Houston Texans in free agency.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Florida State linebacker Terrance Smith, who signed with the club as an undrafted free agent, missed Monday’s practice with the stomach flu.
The Chiefs are set to begin phase two of their offseason training program, as the veterans will join the rookies at the practice facility on Tuesday.
The first of 13 practices for organized team activities will begin on Tuesday, May 24, with the final one scheduled for Thursday, June 16. That will be the last organized practice the team can schedule until training camp begins in late July.