Report: Kansas City Chiefs Contacted Ryan Lilja About Coming Back

Farzin VousoughianContributor IIIApril 9, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 9: Ryan Lilja #65, of the Kansas City Chiefs blocks against the Indianapolis Colts  during the first half of play at Lucas Oil Field on October 9, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Chiefs won 28-24.  (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
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According to Adam Teicher of The Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs reached out to retired interior guard Ryan Lilja about returning for the 2013 season. Lilja announced his retirement immediately after the 2012 regular season concluded.

Lilja, who will turn 32 in October, said at the end of last season that he would have surgeries on his knee and toe, which he had to delay until his career was finished, according to Teicher.

The Chiefs have Jeff Allen coming off a rookie year and playing at left guard after Lilja had to shift to center. On the right side, the Chiefs have Jon Asamoah, who will be in his fourth season this upcoming year.

Although general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid were not the ones who signed Lilja to the Chiefs, they may think that he is a better option than what the Chiefs have at the moment.

Since joining Kansas City in 2010, Lilja started in 45 of 48 possible starts, missing just one game each season. In 2012, Lilja switched from guard to center early in the year because Rodney Hudson suffered a season-ending injury.

Lilja won Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts.