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Lilja signs with Chiefs

The Chiefs have a right guard.

Ryan Lilja signed with the team Tuesday, according to Josh Looney on Chiefs Live from the team’s website. 

Lilja started every game during the Colts’ run to the Super Bowl in 2009, but the team wanted to get bigger on the offensive line and didn’t want to pay Lilja more than $4 million in 2010.

We doubt Lilja got that much from the Chiefs, which should make him a nice value.  The Chiefs were desperate for a right guard after losing Wade Smith and cutting Mike Goff.

UPDATE: The Chiefs confirmed it’s a three-year deal.

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23 Responses to “Lilja signs with Chiefs”
  1. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Mar 16, 2010 2:05 PM

    I wanted the Redskins to sign this guy due to his zone blocking practice

  2. ar1888 says: Mar 16, 2010 2:14 PM

    Back from where he came from.

  3. LovinBlue says: Mar 16, 2010 2:14 PM

    Good signing by the Chiefs. We Colts fans will miss him.

  4. aspence7 says: Mar 16, 2010 2:20 PM

    Ryan is a good player and, more importantly, a great character guy. Took a lot for him to come back from his injury and he deserves the best. Good luck to him in KAnsas City. He’ll be missed in Indy.

  5. just_a_cigar says: Mar 16, 2010 2:21 PM

    Grew up in KC, went to high school in KC, went to college at K-State, signed with KC as a rookie free agent, was stupidly cut by Vermeil who tried to sneak him to the practice squad.
    Think there was a hometown discount???

  6. PureIgnorance says: Mar 16, 2010 2:22 PM

    You can have him, KC. Good riddance Lilly

  7. sullijo says: Mar 16, 2010 2:40 PM

    The next Will Shields!!!!…..oh, wait, nevermind.

  8. Lex Luger says: Mar 16, 2010 2:45 PM

    hes a left guard last time I checked

  9. Bobarian says: Mar 16, 2010 4:15 PM

    With Brian Waters as our LG, Lilja will be our RG.

  10. ZombieRevolution says: Mar 16, 2010 4:40 PM

    “We doubt Lilja got that much from the Chiefs…”
    Given all the articles we read at PFT citing team sources, sources close to whatever, league soucres and so on, couldn’t PFT do a little research and call on its vast army of sources for this information rather than speculating?
    Or was there just too big a rush to get out this important story?

  11. Mark says: Mar 16, 2010 4:47 PM

    Good signing. With as fast as Weigmann and Lilja are, we’ll be able to run decent screen passes and sweep runs.

  12. gooboy6 says: Mar 16, 2010 5:22 PM

    If Chiefs get Okung/Balaga at top of the draft, their OL just got alot better

  13. Rico says: Mar 16, 2010 5:59 PM

    Thank you!!! Great signing. Our offensive line just got decent, and will go to great if they draft a top end LT. That will push our offense to a decent one with Cassel, T Jones, J Charles, D Bowe, and C Chambers. Looking foward to a posible .500 season!

  14. Icon says: Mar 16, 2010 10:03 PM

    Yet a-n-o-t-h-er HORRIBLE HORRIBLE signing by ‘The King of Missteps’, KC’s egoli … an old, declining player with injury concerns.
    The Colts do not generally make mistakes…to release him outright speaks volumes and should have sent up red warning flags for KC.
    Alas, my Chiefs are being led down the Primrose Path by the deux football favor forgot, egoli & hailme.
    16 more losses in 2010 as was the case 2009 – guarenteed.
    FIRE egoli & hailme – STAT!

  15. Eazy E in KC says: Mar 16, 2010 10:53 PM

    What would be good for the Chiefs, you IDIOT?! Shut up already. You’re posts are worthless. You’re knowledge about football is non-existent and you never have anything positive to say.
    God Bless America you suck.

  16. Bifftannen2 says: Mar 16, 2010 11:16 PM

    I was waiting for Icon to mess up on something in that post…”Guarenteed.” That did it for me.
    Now his posts have ABSOLUTELY zero merit from now on.

  17. Herbie Bearchief says: Mar 17, 2010 1:04 AM

    Icon, you simpleton.
    Be patient.
    Pioli is assembling inexpensive replaceable parts that fit the system. If the system breaks down or becomes obsolete, then you can complain.

  18. jtfris says: Mar 17, 2010 1:38 AM

    icon is not real, just looking for a rise.

  19. Herbie Bearchief says: Mar 17, 2010 11:27 AM

    Trade idea:
    Trade Dorsey and Albert to Lions (Gunther Cunningham)
    Get 1st and 2nd rounder. Select Suh at 2 and Bulaga at 5.

  20. Mark says: Mar 17, 2010 12:51 PM

    Icon is to Chiefs fans as Fred Phelps is to the Baptist church.

  21. Icon says: Mar 18, 2010 1:43 PM

    Eazy E in KC, Bifftannen2, Herbie Bearchief, jtfris and Mark are all but dangling participles with delusions of prejorative malapropisms …

  22. Icon says: Mar 18, 2010 1:45 PM

    Known in the parlance their field of expertise as circle of jerks, which is where they be outstanding in their pursuit that avocation (left to right) …

  23. Eazy E in KC says: Mar 18, 2010 4:08 PM

    Icon-You make absolutely NO sense. In life, or football talk, you waste of semen.

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