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CHIEFS PLACE HUDSON ON IR; SIGN HOCHSTEIN & MATTISON

Posted Sep 26, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has placed center Rodney Hudson on injured reserve. Additionally, the team has signed offensive guard Russ Hochstein and center Bryan Mattison.

Hudson (6-2, 299) has played in 19 games (four starts) with Kansas City (2011-12). He originally joined the club as a second-round draft pick (55th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Mobile, Ala., native played both guard and center at Florida State earning All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors all four years. He prepped at B.C. Rain High School in Mobile, Ala.

Hochstein (6-4, 305) has played in 138 games (36 starts) in 10 NFL seasons with Denver (2009-11), New England (2002-08) and Tampa Bay (2002). He owns two Super Bowl championships and has played five different positions in the NFL including right guard, center, left guard, fullback and tight end. Hochstein originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick (151st overall) of the Buccaneers in the 2001 NFL Draft. The Hartington, Neb., native primarily played right guard at the University of Nebraska, earning Big 12 All-Conference honors three times. He played defensive line and linebacker at Cedar Catholic High School in Hartington, Neb.

Mattison (6-3, 310) has seen action in 15 games (four starts) in two NFL seasons with St. Louis (2011) and Baltimore (2010). He spent two seasons (2008-09) on the Ravens practice squad before moving to the 53-man roster. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Jets in 2008.The Mishawaka, Ind., native was a two-year captain at the University of Iowa where he played on the defensive line. He was named first-team All-State by the Associated Press at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind.

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