The Kansas City Chiefs made an interesting roster addition on the eve of training camp earlier this week when they announced the signing of veteran offensive tackle Tony Ugoh to the roster. After addressing the position in free agency and the draft through the signing of Eric Winston and the additions of rookies Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen, adding another body to the line is a display of just how thin the line was in 2011.
Ugoh, however, is going to be a question mark to make the team. When asked so far about the move, the team has been positive about the ability to bring in a guy with starting experience. However, Crennel defended that today with a bit more clarity on what Ugoh brings and why he's not made it so far in the NFL with one single team.
"That happens in the NFL, guys go from one team to the other and for whatever reason they are not able to stick and sometimes it's injuries and sometimes it's circumstance," said Crennel during training camp on Saturday. "He was available and we felt like there was a need for him, so we added him to the team. Now, whether he sticks and how long he stays, that's kind of going to be up to him."
Ugoh will compete for a spot at back-up tackle behind Branden Albert with players like David Mims and Stephenson.