Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Chiefs placed offensive
lineman Rodney Hudson on injured reserve Wednesday, three days after the
team's starting center broke a bone in his leg in a victory over New Orleans.
Hudson sustained the injury during the third quarter of Sunday's 27-24
overtime win over the Saints. The 23-year-old, a second-round choice by the
Chiefs in the 2011 NFL Draft, had started each of this season's three games at
center after appearing primarily as a reserve during his rookie campaign.
To fill Hudson's roster spot, Kansas City signed veteran offensive lineman
Russ Hochstein. The 12th-year pro owns 36 lifetime starts over a 138-game
tenure with Tampa Bay, New England and Denver and has seen action at center,
guard, fullback and tight end during his career.
The Chiefs also signed center/guard Bryan Mattison, who started four games for
St. Louis last season and has appeared in 15 games with the Rams and Baltimore
over the past two years. He was released by the Rams at the conclusion of the
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