The Chiefs have signed guard Paul Fanaika to a three-year deal worth $8.1MM, reports Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star (via Twitter). The 28-year-old started 30 games with the Cardinals over the past two seasons.
Fanaika struggled in 2014, grading in as the 41st out 44 guards to play at least 75% of his team’s snaps, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). He was not necessarily a shoe-in for a starting job, but the contract with the Chiefs suggests he will get every chance to get the starting spot.
Paylor noted that Fanaika was a mainstay at right guard, while newly acquired Ben Grubbs played left guard for the Saints. Both could be plugged into the Chiefs’ offensive line, writes Paylor (via Twitter). He wonders what this means for Jeff Allen‘s future with the team. Allen only played one game in 2014, stepping in at right tackle.