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CHIEFS PLACE TE JAKE O’CONNELL ON IR; ELEVATE OL RICH RANGLIN TO 53-MAN ROSTER

Posted Nov 17, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has placed tight end Jake O’Connell on injured reserve and elevated offensive lineman Rich Ranglin to the club’s 53-man roster.

O’Connell (6-3, 250) has played in 35 games (eight starts) in four NFL seasons with the Chiefs. He’s tallied 15 receptions for 108 yards (7.2 avg.). He also owns two special teams tackles and one deflected punt. O’Connell originally entered the NFL as a seventh round draft pick (237th overall) of the Chiefs in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Miami (Ohio) and prepped at Gulf Coast High School in Naples, Fla.

Ranglin (6-3, 315) joined the Chiefs as a free agent in 2012 and has served on the club’s practice squad. He spent three seasons in the Arena Football League prior to joining Kansas City. He played for three different AFL clubs including the San Jose SaberCats (2012), the Kansas City Command (2011) and the Milwaukee Mustangs (formerly the Milwaukee Iron in 2010). He was a four-year letterman at Central Connecticut State.

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