The Chiefs announced on Thursday the signing of unrestricted free agent center Eric Ghiaciuc.
For the past three years, Ghiaciuc was the starting center for the Cincinnati Bengals, who drafted him in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Central Michigan. He started 13 of 15 games during the 2006 season, all 12 of the games he played in 2007 and the entire 16-game schedule in the Bengals 2008 season. Neck, thumb and foot problems cost him four games during the ’06 season.
Ghiaciuc is 6-4, 303 pounds and will be 28 years old at the end of this month. The ’09 season will be his fifth in the NFL.
The Michigan native attended Oxford High School where he was all-state in football and also won a state wrestling championship. He also participated in track and field.
His last name is pronounced “GUY-check.”