The Chiefs deepened the depth on their offensive line on Thursday when they announced the signing of Otis Hudson.
Selected in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Hudson spent three years with the Cincinnati Bengals, most of that time on the team’s practice squad. He was on the 53-man roster for eight games in the 2011 season, but he was a game-day inactive player all eight times, including the Bengals game in the 2011 playoffs.
A native of Chicago, Hudson started his high school career in the city at John Marshall High, but finished in the suburbs at Barrington High School. The 6-5, 330-pounder began his college career at the University of Minnesota where he spent three years. Hudson then transferred to Eastern Illinois University, where he played in the 2008 and 2009 seasons, starting 21 games at right tackle.
With the Bengals, he was listed as a guard and played there during pre-season games. Hudson was not signed before the 2013 season, but spent several weeks with the Bengals in the pre-season after an injury opened a spot for him.
Coming out of Eastern Illinois, where he claimed a degree in construction management, Hudson was measured with 34-inch arms, 10.5-inch hands and he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds.
Hudson is the seventh guard on the Chiefs roster joining Jeff Allen, Chandler Burden, Ricky Henry, Rishaw Johnson, Jeff Linkenbach and Rokevious Watkins.