Source: Chiefs Agree to Deal With Veteran OL

The Kansas City Chiefs and veteran G/C Russ Hochstein have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, an NFL source told

The reason why the Chiefs decided to bring in the veteran interior offensive linemen is due to the knee injury that starting C Rodney Hudson suffered against the New Orleans Saints in last week’s game. Starting LG Ryan Lilja moved over to center after Hudson got hurt.

Hochstein (6-4, 305) is in his 12th season in the NFL after playing with the Denver Broncos (2009-11), New England Patriots (2002-08) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001-02). He played the past three seasons with the Broncos including in 2011 when he appeared in 15 regular season games and started both postseason contests at right guard.

He originally entered the league with the Buccaneers as a fifth round selection (151st overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft out of Nebraska. For his career, he has appeared in 138 regular season games with 36 starts and 15 postseason contests with six starts. During his career, he has made starts at center, guard, tight end and fullback. He also owns two Super Bowl rings as a member of the Patriots during the 2003-04 seasons.

Hochstein, 34, was in training camp with the Arizona Cardinals, but was released on Aug. 31.