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Chiefs sign veteran guard Russ Hochstein

Russ Hochstein

Arizona Cardinals center Russ Hochstein (65) prepares to hike the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL football game Aug.10, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)


Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli brought back another one of his old Patriots guys to help fill in for some injuries.

The Chiefs signed veteran Russ Hochstein to a one-year conctract, according to Adam Caplan of

The Chiefs were thin in the middle when center Rodney Hudson suffered a knee injury and left guard Ryan Lilja shifted to the middle.

Hochstein was released by the Cardinals this summer in final cuts. He spent the previous three seasons in Denver, the seven before that in New England.