KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has signed free agent offensive lineman Ryan Durand.
Durand (6-5, 301) originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice (239th overall) of the Tennessee Titans in the 2009 NFL Draft. He spent his initial season on the Titans practice squad before being elevated to the active roster in 2010. He made his NFL debut and only appearance vs. Dallas on Oct. 10, 2010. He served on Tennessee's practice squad again in 2011. He joined the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 20, 2012 and was released on Nov. 27.
A three-year starter at right guard for Syracuse, Durand was an All-Big East selection his senior season after paving the way for a 1,000-yard rusher. As a junior, he protected an offensive unit that averaged 291.9 yards per game. The Fitchburg, Mass., native, prepped at St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School, where he was a four-year letterman and team captain.