Report: Colts Work Out Former Chiefs Offensive Lineman Jah Reid

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 27: Offensive tackle Jah Reid #75 of the Kansas City Chiefs gets set to block linebacker Paul Kruger #99 of the Cleveland Browns during the first half on December 27, 2015 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

According to NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the Indianapolis Colts worked out former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jah Reid earlier this week with their need for additional offensive line depth:

Originally a 2011 3rd round pick of the Baltimore Ravens, the 6’7″, 325 pound Reid spent the last two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, which is of course, is new Colts general manager Chris Ballard‘s former organization–where he was the Director of Football Operations before his hiring in Indianapolis.

The 29 year old offensive lineman has appeared in 61 career games (18 starts) during his 6-year career, and most recently, appeared in 12 games (1 start) for the Chiefs last season–serving as their swing tackle.

However, with the late August trade acquisition of former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Cameron Erving by the Chiefs, Reid was cut in a corresponding roster move, as he was set to earn $3.5 million in Kansas City this season–having signed a 3-year, $10.2 million contract extension in 2015.

The Colts have had injuries along the offensive line–particularly to starting center Ryan Kelly and backup interior lineman Ian Silberman, but now starting right tackle Denzelle Good was surprisingly just placed on injured reserve.

As such, it makes sense that the Colts could be kicking the tires on additional offensive tackle depth–especially given Ballard’s previous familiarity with Reid.

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