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Mr. Laz
09-06-2015, 06:35 PM
Kansas City Chiefs sign free agent OT Jah Reid
By Joel Thorman  @JoelThorman on Sep 6, 2015, 5:12p 8 8

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Jah Reid
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 325lbs
Offensive Tackle
Born Jul 21, 1988 in Kissimmee, FL
Drafted 2011: 3rd Rnd, 85th by BAL
Experience 5th season
CollegeUCF

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed a former third round pick. Per a report from Aaron Wilson and the KC Star's Terez Paylor, the Chiefs have signed former Baltimore Ravens OT Jah Reid.Jah Reid was cut by the Ravens on Saturday and now has signed with the Chiefs after clearing waivers

Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 6, 2015
Reid was released from the Ravens this weekend and cleared waivers. He has seven starts in Baltimore in 2012. His release from Baltimore was not considered a surprise. Still I find this move very intriguing because of the uncertainty the Chiefs face at offensive tackle right now. Both Eric Fisher and Jeff Allen are injured. Andy Reid indicated that Fisher is ahead of Allen and could play Week 1. It doesn't sound like Allen is likely to be available Week 1. The Chiefs do have Donald Stephenson so they can line up and play if Fisher is healthy. However, without Allen and by waiving Jarrod Pughsley this weekend, the Chiefs don't have any other true tackles on the active roster (although Paul Fanaika played some tackle this preseason).

I'm curious to see where Reid fits in as the Chiefs hit the practice field next week. For those who want the Fisher-Grubbs-Morse-Allen-Stephenson rotation on the line then perhaps Reid is here as the third tackle.

This means the Chiefs will need to cut one more player off their roster. We're tracking the Chiefs practice squad and waiver wire here.

http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2015/9/6/9270637/kansas-city-chiefs-sign-free-agent-ot-jah-reid

ChiefGator
09-06-2015, 06:41 PM
Very interesting.. Hopefully this sends Fanaika packing.

Rudy tossed tigger's salad
09-06-2015, 06:41 PM
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Titty Meat
09-06-2015, 06:54 PM
Ja Rule

BlackOp
09-06-2015, 06:57 PM
It's interesting that Kubiak didn't pursue Reid...he's played for him last season.

ChiefGator
09-06-2015, 06:58 PM
He could have been signed to our practice squad, right?

DaFace
09-06-2015, 06:59 PM
He could have been signed to our practice squad, right?

Nope. Not eligible.

the Talking Can
09-06-2015, 07:02 PM
Ravens jumped us to draft this guy, right?

Hog's Gone Fishin
09-06-2015, 07:05 PM
It's interesting that Kubiak didn't pursue Reid...he's played for him last season.

Kubiak is trying to find ways to take the Broncos to a 2-14 record like he did the Texans. Right now the only thing in his way is Peyton Manning.

Hoover
09-06-2015, 07:07 PM
Pretty good read about him and his time with the Ravens. Change of scenery may do him good.



As an organization, the Ravens don't typically traffic in puzzling personnel decisions, but many filed re-signing free agent offensive lineman Jah Reid in that category this spring.

Reid acknowledges he's "had a very limited role" with the Ravens, a situation compounded by injuries and the crippling pressure that comes with being a third-round NFL draft pick who's become a perennial backup.

Viewed through that prism, the Ravens could have been blameless in letting Reid walk at the end of his rookie contract.

Now in his fifth training camp with the team, Reid believes he can change that narrative simply because he's stopped being so engrossed with it.

"If I said it wasn't tough, I'd be lying," Reid said in a recent interview. "It's very stressful. I've been very stressed for a long time. This is the first time in a long time I haven't been stressed. I'm trying to take things as they come."

The new approach seems to be working for Reid, who was a quiet standout for the Ravens in training camp before back spasms robbed him of a week on the field, including Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He returned to practice Monday.

Some of that old stress came back, but Reid maintained the perspective that has made him believe success can finally come in Baltimore, where so much had been expected of him.

The Ravens traded up in the 2011 draft to select him, and coach John Harbaugh said Reid was "a little bit developmental, but I think he's going to develop fast."

They used him as an extra lineman in his rookie season, and started Reid for seven games at left guard in 2012 before a toe injury landed him on injured reserve for the Super Bowl run.

He's been active for just 14 games in the two seasons since, with a hand injury last December robbing him of a chance to make an impact when starting tackles Eugene Monroe and Rick Wagner were injured.

The injuries and the Sunday scratches wore on Reid.

"There's always expectations to perform when you're drafted high, that you're going to come in and play," Reid said. "I put a lot of stress on myself. … It'll keep you awake at night worrying. You feel this constant pressure just to prove yourself every day."

Now that he's not feeling that pressure, he's free to actually do it. Reid has played a major role in training camp this year, spelling starting right tackle Rick Wagner as he comes back from foot surgery, and is thriving at his natural position. His injury, though, was part of a spell that peaked with the Ravens missing nine offensive lineman by halftime of the preseason loss to the Eagles.

"Injuries happen," he said. "It's the preseason. It's all unfortunate, but hopefully everybody can get healed up and healthy for the regular season. I'm just going to go out there this Saturday [against the Washington Redskins] and perform to the best of my ability and put my best foot forward and show them what I have."

Harbaugh attributes the lineman's otherwise strong preseason to Reid's health, and his weight, which is below 320 pounds but was a problem earlier this summer, Harbaugh said.

"He has continued to improve every single practice," Harbaugh said. "He just has to continue to do that."

"He's working his butt off out here," guard Marshal Yanda said. "It seems like he has a little more sense of urgency, but he's playing good football."

Reid wasn't a major part of the Ravens' plans last year, but his spot on the roster doesn't seem tenuous this month. He and James Hurst are the two top reserve tackles, and his ability to play guard could make him a valuable swing lineman on Sundays in September.

"Things will work out," he said. "I've had to deal with a lot of introspection. Things will work out regardless. Football is great. I love football. I want to play football for a long time. But if something terrible happened and I couldn't play football again, I'd be OK. Life goes on. And I think that's helped me a lot, having that outlook."

Reid, who was a psychology student at Central Florida, seems to have benefited from applying his laid-back demeanor to football. Off the field, he's a television and movie buff, and after a recent practice, he extolled the virtues of a new CBS show, "Zoo."

"You're still going on about that?" fellow offensive lineman James Hurst asked.

Ravens training camp superlatives
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He's a regular viewer of "The Bachelor" franchise. He has no love for Twitter, but plenty of time for yoga, which has been a growing hobby. In consecutive thoughts, he'll quote an old yoga maxim — "You're never happy unless you don't care what the outcome is" — and Houston Texans defensive star J.J. Watt — "Success is leased, and you've got to pay every day."

Finding the place where those mindsets meet has put Reid, overall, in a good one.

And when things do go wrong for him — as they did in March 2014 after he was arrested for misdemeanor battery following a bar fight in Key West, Fla. — he's found positives in the aftermath.


He completed his 75 hours of mandated community service at the Helping Up Mission, a men's homeless shelter in Baltimore, where he tutored in their GED program every Friday. He scoffed when his girlfriend told him the service would be good for him, but came out of it with more than the required, court-ordered hours.

Vince McHugh, now of Annapolis, said he was recently out of prison and recovering from substance abuse issues when Reid began helping him toward his GED. Reid maintained a relationship with him after McHugh left the facility. The two talk every day, and because McHugh doesn't have a car, Reid and his girlfriend went to Annapolis to hang out and go to the movies over the summer.

"I'm not a Bible thumper, but it's just a blessing from God," McHugh, 29, said. McHugh loves the Ravens, and thinks Reid gets a "bad rap" among fans.

Reid is proud of the work he did at Helping Up Mission and his friendship with McHugh, all born out of an embarrassing chapter in his life. Now it's on to a second act in his football career, all based on the same guiding idea.

"There are experiences you learn from, and you try to take the positives," he said.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-jah-reid-0817-20150816-story.html

wazu
09-06-2015, 07:12 PM
On of Andy's relatives?

milkman
09-06-2015, 07:15 PM
That's a good read, but it does leave me wondering why he was released.

thabear04
09-06-2015, 07:16 PM
Ravens jumped us to draft this guy, right?

Yes

thabear04
09-06-2015, 07:18 PM
That's a good read, but it does leave me wondering why he was released.

do we have any Ravens fan on here.

Hoover
09-06-2015, 07:18 PM
On of Andy's relatives?
No you are thinking of this kid.

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DaFace
09-06-2015, 07:19 PM
We seem to put a high emphasis on versatile OL guys.

milkman
09-06-2015, 07:20 PM
do we have any Ravens fan on here.

That was over a year ago.

Mr. Laz
09-06-2015, 07:26 PM
We seem to put a high emphasis on versatile OL guys.
Not a big fan of that

Sure you need a few versatile backups, but your starters should be specialists to maximize performance imo

Hoover
09-06-2015, 07:28 PM
Not a big fan of that

Sure you need a few versatile backups, but your starters should be specialists to maximize performance imo
I think the only reason we went out and got this cat is because he's a OT. We have plenty of guards on the team.

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-06-2015, 07:30 PM
Dorsey continues his trend of searching the outlets for linemen. I love it.

-King-
09-06-2015, 07:32 PM
WHERE IS JAH?!?!
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Lonewolf Ed
09-06-2015, 07:32 PM
So, who knows about this guy? Does he suck like the bottom rung of the line we have already, is he middle of the road, or compared to the others is he one of the best on the roster now?

milkman
09-06-2015, 07:35 PM
So, who knows about this guy? Does he suck like the bottom rung of the line we have already, is he middle of the road, or compared to the others is he one of the best on the roster now?

He has the same kind of athletic ability that Stephenson has, and he isn't less motivated to play RT.

He has had injury issues in the past, but he can be a very good RT if healthy.

BullJunkandIron
09-06-2015, 07:35 PM
If the Ravens cut him, why would we want someone castrated?

Lonewolf Ed
09-06-2015, 07:39 PM
He has the same kind of athletic ability that Stephenson has, and he isn't less motivated to play RT.

He has had injury issues in the past, but he can be a very good RT if healthy.

Thanks, so that sounds like he could pan out as an upgrade. Let's hope it works!

stevieray
09-06-2015, 07:41 PM
....who gets in a barfight with a 6' 7" 325 pound guy?

Rudy tossed tigger's salad
09-06-2015, 07:43 PM
Immediately thought of Jared Gaither

Dunerdr
09-06-2015, 07:44 PM
So can he play or nah? Idgaf about his attitude. Can the guy lay the wood?

Hog's Gone Fishin
09-06-2015, 07:44 PM
I just visited a Ravens board and looked through their discussion. Apparently they were expecting Reid to be cut because he didn't show anything . And they kept 9 OL . He would be equivelant to our fanaika

LoneWolf
09-06-2015, 07:45 PM
....who gets in a barfight with a 6' 7" 325 pound guy?

A 6' 8" 350 pound guy?

Rain Man
09-06-2015, 07:46 PM
....who gets in a barfight with a 6' 7" 325 pound guy?

Maybe a 6' 8" 330 pound guy?

Dammit. Five seconds too slow.

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-06-2015, 07:46 PM
I just visited a Ravens board and looked through their discussion. Apparently they were expecting Reid to be cut because he didn't show anything . And they kept 9 OL

Sometimes the talent just isn't there. That said, a change of venue and positive culture can, occasionally, turn guys like Reid in to serviceable players.

Sometimes more than that.

stevieray
09-06-2015, 07:48 PM
Maybe a 6' 8" 330 pound guy?

Dammit. Five seconds too slow.

...even better question..who breaks up a fight between two guys that big? :eek:

...just seems that aren't that many people that size.

FringeNC
09-06-2015, 07:52 PM
So Allen is going to be gone awhile? Or Fanaika is sent packing?

Aren't we at 54? Don't we have to cut someone immediately?

Buzz
09-06-2015, 07:54 PM
....who gets in a barfight with a 6' 7" 325 pound guy?

A 7 foot tall, bullet proof drunk.

Hoover
09-06-2015, 07:55 PM
...even better question..who breaks up a fight between two guys that big? :eek:

...just seems that aren't that many people that size.
Google Eric Garner.

Hog's Gone Fishin
09-06-2015, 07:57 PM
...even better question..who breaks up a fight between two guys that big? :eek:

...just seems that aren't that many people that size.

I learned a long time ago when two boars go at it you just stand back and let them fight. One time I tried to shove a 200 pound gate between them and one of them hooked it and slung it across the barn.

So , you just let them fight and then shoot the loser when their done.

stevieray
09-06-2015, 07:58 PM
geez people, to a certain degree, it was rhetorical.

...it's just not that common of an occurrence.

stevieray
09-06-2015, 08:00 PM
I learned a long time ago when two boars go at it you just stand back and let them fight. One time I tried to shove a 200 pound gate between them and one of them hooked it and slung it across the barn.

So , you just let them fight and then shoot the loser when their done.

how big do your boars get?

Hog's Gone Fishin
09-06-2015, 08:02 PM
how big do your boars get?

Around 600-800 pounds. Their back will be about the top of your belly

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-06-2015, 08:09 PM
I'll tell you who stops that fight:

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stevieray
09-06-2015, 08:13 PM
Around 600-800 pounds. Their back will be about the top of your belly

WOW

stevieray
09-06-2015, 08:15 PM
I'll tell you who stops that fight:



His boss was the dude from EMERGENCY!

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-06-2015, 08:30 PM
His boss was the dude from EMERGENCY!

I know, right?!

I love pointing that out to people as well.

stevieray
09-06-2015, 08:32 PM
I know, right?!

I love pointing that out to people as well.

..:thumb:...and Red West, one of EP's bodyguards.

RealSNR
09-06-2015, 08:36 PM
WHO THE FUCK DID WE CUT TO GET THIS GUY

I BETTER FIND OUT IN THE NEXT 20 MINUTES OR I'M GOING TO MAKE SOME CUTS OF MY OWN

stevieray
09-06-2015, 08:39 PM
WHO THE **** DID WE CUT TO GET THIS GUY

I BETTER FIND OUT IN THE NEXT 20 MINUTES OR I'M GOING TO MAKE SOME CUTS OF MY OWN
beans for dinner?

Bufkin
09-06-2015, 08:41 PM
He's the guy on Madden with the goofy ass hair and the funny name. I think I drafted him during my fantasy draft on connected careers mode last year.

RunKC
09-06-2015, 08:44 PM
WHO THE **** DID WE CUT TO GET THIS GUY

I BETTER FIND OUT IN THE NEXT 20 MINUTES OR I'M GOING TO MAKE SOME CUTS OF MY OWN

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alanm
09-06-2015, 08:49 PM
That's a good read, but it does leave me wondering why he was released.Apparently little nicks and scrapes keep him from playing. A toe and a hand? It doesn't say turf toe or what about his hand but c'mon. He's a lineman for Pete's sake.

BryanBusby
09-06-2015, 09:20 PM
Pros: Not Paul Fanaika
Cons: Not Ja Rule

Cave Johnson
09-06-2015, 09:29 PM
Pros: Not Paul Fanaika
Cons: Not Ja Rule

I see zero cons on your list

Simply Red
09-06-2015, 11:25 PM
beans for dinner?

i did!

Pawnmower
09-06-2015, 11:45 PM
If this dude sees much time in the 1st 4 games , I have a feeling there will be some rasta bashing in the game thread...and bad pot jokes

Rudy tossed tigger's salad
09-07-2015, 06:15 AM
Apparently little nicks and scrapes keep him from playing. A toe and a hand? It doesn't say turf toe or what about his hand but c'mon. He's a lineman for Pete's sake.

Sounds like Fisher

Anyong Bluth
09-07-2015, 07:21 AM
Print 'em

Anyong Bluth
09-07-2015, 07:23 AM
....who gets in a barfight with a 6' 7" 325 pound guy?
People that can't hold their liquor.

Anyong Bluth
09-07-2015, 07:26 AM
beans for dinner?
Sounds like somebody's on the Blue Zone diet

Big Smoke
09-07-2015, 07:26 AM
JAH BITCH JAH!