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royr17
08-17-2012, 03:26 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/Chiefs-tackle-Ray-Willis-announces-his-retirement/072746d3-9e73-4a11-8184-f74579d13491

Chiefs tackle Ray Willis announces his retirement

Posted 4 hours ago

Josh Looney
Chiefs Insider
KCChiefs.com

Willis joined the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent on July 31st


Chiefs offensive tackle Ray Willis has decided to retire from the National Football League. He notified team officials of his decision on Friday. Willis was signed by the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent on July 31<sup>st</sup>. He was added to the roster one day after veteran offensive tackle Tony Ugoh announced his retirement five days into training camp.


A five-year NFL veteran, Willis played in 44 career games (26 starts) with the Seattle Seahawks (2005-09). The 30-year old joined the Chiefs after brief stops with the Miami Dolphins (2011), New Orleans Saints (2011) and the New York Jets (2012). He originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (105<sup>th</sup> overall) of the Seahawks in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Florida State.


Willis’ retirement leaves the Chiefs with four offensive tackles. He was competing with third-round draft pick Donald Stephenson<nobr></nobr> and second-year pro David Mims for the swing tackle job behind starters Eric Winston and Branden Albert<nobr></nobr>.


Willis was listed third on Kansas City’s depth chart at right tackle behind Winston and Mims. He appeared at that position in the Chiefs first preseason game vs. Arizona. He took part in Kansas City’s final training camp practice in St. Joseph, Mo. on Thursday.


The Chiefs have also worked second-round draft pick Jeff Allen<nobr></nobr> at offensive tackle. Allen’s primary position is left guard, though he started 47 games at offensive tackle for Illinois.

AndChiefs
08-17-2012, 03:27 PM
lol

Mr. Laz
08-17-2012, 03:28 PM
dropping like flies

I guess Crennel isn't that easy after all.

saphojunkie
08-17-2012, 03:29 PM
These fools can't take the punishment from Hali and Houston.

Detoxing
08-17-2012, 03:31 PM
They're retiring because they know they won't earn a roster spot.

Deberg_1990
08-17-2012, 03:31 PM
Wow, how will we replace his production?
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Munson
08-17-2012, 03:40 PM
Our Super Bowl chances are ruined.

mcaj22
08-17-2012, 03:42 PM
They're retiring because they know they won't earn a roster spot.

this

it's amazing just a few years ago the depth on this team was awful and we had to start guys like Barry Richardson.

And now we have so much young potential that NFL veteran just coming to compete for a paycheck are tapping out to save face from being flat out cut

InChiefsHell
08-17-2012, 03:44 PM
Who??

Spongeblack Bobtard
08-17-2012, 03:45 PM
They're retiring because they know they won't earn a roster spot.

Good post and you are probably right. Stephenson must be doing well.

Rain Man
08-17-2012, 04:05 PM
I still can't believe we got Willis from San Francisco. He would've been a great inside linebacker in our scheme.

Sorter
08-17-2012, 04:11 PM
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2269/wellbuygif.gif

Dr. Facebook Fever
08-17-2012, 04:12 PM
Who??

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Rain Man
08-17-2012, 04:17 PM
I still can't believe we got Ray from Baltimore. He would've been a great inside linebacker in our scheme.

L.A. Chieffan
08-17-2012, 04:18 PM
Good job Pioli....

Phobia
08-17-2012, 06:01 PM
I remember how angry I was when Carl drafted him. Wasted draft pick.

Simplicity
08-17-2012, 06:07 PM
Who?

Micjones
08-17-2012, 06:09 PM
The **** are they doing to these Tackles?
ROFL

Pestilence
08-17-2012, 06:15 PM
The **** are they doing to these Tackles?
ROFL

They keep having nightmares of Hali and Houston.

Hydrae
08-17-2012, 06:19 PM
Damn, the ship sprung another leak.

Gadzooks
08-17-2012, 06:21 PM
this

it's amazing just a few years ago the depth on this team was awful and we had to start guys like Barry Richardson.

And now we have so much young potential that NFL veteran just coming to compete for a paycheck are tapping out to save face from being flat out cut

Eventually, if the roster keeps building, the Chiefs will be forced to "get rid" of some of those young players who currently have potential.

thabear04
08-17-2012, 06:33 PM
Damn and he was gonna start for me when madden came out.

Dayze
08-17-2012, 08:28 PM
First Jared Allen now this. We are cursed

Frankie
08-17-2012, 11:06 PM
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KCrockaholic
08-17-2012, 11:11 PM
Romeo has lost the locker room. 2 players quit during pre-season. Soon it will be coaches. Maybe his hard ass approach isn't working.

suzzer99
08-18-2012, 12:14 AM
Dammit I thought we were going to move him to guard and draft an LT.

DaneMcCloud
08-18-2012, 12:18 AM
He will be missed

big nasty kcnut
08-18-2012, 12:50 AM
I still don't know who this guy is was he a broncos fan?

KC Tattoo
08-18-2012, 01:22 AM
That's a shame he is a retard

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb281/jjjada/borat.jpg

J Diddy
08-18-2012, 02:34 AM
Romeo has lost the locker room. 2 players quit during pre-season. Soon it will be coaches. Maybe his hard ass approach isn't working.

ROFL

Romeo kicks the shit out of 3rd stringers.

Luke Warm
08-18-2012, 05:00 AM
So?...I don't see how this will interfere with our Superbowl run

ChiefGator
08-18-2012, 06:08 AM
Slog your way through training camp and THEN retire? Shoulda quit weeks ago.

BoneKrusher
08-18-2012, 08:44 AM
What you talkin' bout Willis?