Chiefs Waive Lineman, Sign Another

A day after releasing one offensive lineman, the Chiefs added another to their active roster on Wednesday.

Released on Tuesday was G Rich Ranglin; signed on Wednesday was C-OT Tommie Draheim.

The Chiefs are the fifth NFL team that Draheim has signed with since May of last year when he went undrafted coming out of San Diego State. The 6-4, 310-pound blocker started with Green Bay, where he played in all four pre-season games last year, including against the Chiefs at Lambeau Field. Draheim survived until the final roster cutdown of the pre-season and then in September, he spent 5 days on the Seattle practice squad before being released again. Then in December he spent a week on the New England practice squad and then two weeks at the end of the season on Jacksonville’s practice squad.

A native of Kennewick, Washington, Draheim grew up in the San Diego area and played at El Capitan High School and then San Diego State, where he started games at center and both tackle positions. He missed one entire season due to a shoulder injury (2008).

Ranglin spent one week on the active roster in 2012 with the Chiefs, but did not play the game against Cincinnati. The rest of the time he spent on the practice squad. Before signing with the Chiefs, he had spent 3 seasons in the Arena Football League after coming out of Central Connecticut State, which happened to be the alma mater of fired GM Scott Pioli.

2 Responses to “Chiefs Waive Lineman, Sign Another”

  • April 3, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    He’s been on 5 teams since last May. A year from now we won’t even remember his name.

  • April 4, 2013  - SteveO says:

    Anybody who is that big who has experience as a center is welcome until someone better is signed. That’s a position that needs depth.

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