Recently-released Saints OG Patrick Omameh signs with the Chiefs

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It didn’t take long for Patrick Omameh to land on his feet. The veteran guard was quickly picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs after the New Orleans Saints waived him last week, and he’ll now be joining the Kansas City practice squad. The Saints themselves had signed Omameh away from the Las Vegas Raiders just days before releasing him.

Maybe the Saints were angling for Omameh to land on their own practice squad. Or maybe they simply liked the backups already on their roster better after getting a look at him in the training facility. At any rate, he’s now siding with the AFC Super Bowl contender.

James Hurst did a great job filling in at left guard for Andrus Peat in Week 16’s matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, and the team has other reserves with NFL experience on hand like Will Clapp, Cameron Tom, and Nick Easton (though he does still remain in the league concussion protocol). Rookie right guard Cesar Ruiz appears to be getting more comfortable playing next to center Erik McCoy, so it’s likely the Saints are feeling good about their depth chart. We’ll see how it all plays out down the stretch.