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Ryan Lilja

Ryan Lilja - #65 - G

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 290 lbs.
Birthday 10/15/1981
Birthplace Kansas City, MO
College Kansas State
Years played 10

Chiefs offensive line once more in flux

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have had to shuffle on the offensive line, which has been one of the few relatively bright spots on a dismal team.

Chiefs getting painfully thin on offensive line

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The season-ending injury to C Rodney Hudson makes the Chiefs' depth up front pretty scary.

Chiefs sign ex-Colts OG Lilja

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Chiefs bolstered their offensive line on Tuesday by signing free-agent OG Ryan Lilja. The deal is reportedly for three years.

Lilja release latest unexpected Colts maneuver

Posted March 10, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
With insiders still scratching their heads over the hiring of former Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner to a position on the Colts’ coaching staff that has yet to be specifically spelled out, the team continued to raise plenty of eyebrows ...

Report: Colts release starting OLG Lilja

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
Fox Sports is reporting that the Colts have released OG Ryan Lilja, a sixth-year pro who started every game at left guard last season. 

Caldwell: Freeney 'trending in the right direction'

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Friday that DE Dwight Freeney is "trending in the right direction" as he tries to recover from a right ankle injury in time for Super Bowl XLIV, but in a common refrain, he noted ...

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Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Lilja, who helped block for Peyton Manning during the Indianapolis Colts' Super Bowl-winning 2006 season, announced his retirement Monday.||||||| Lilja said he was going to "hang it up" after the Chiefs finished a 2-14 season with a 38-3 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Lilja played guard his entire career until injuries forced him to play the majority of this season at center. Lilja said he relished the opportunity to learn a new position, even though he knew at the beginning of the season that it would likely be his last in the NFL.
Posted Nov. 18, 2012
The Chiefs are without Lilja and right guard Jon Asamoah along with wide receiver Jon Baldwin for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals.||||||| Lilja is dealing with a knee injury.
Posted Sept. 26, 2012
With Rodney Hudson going on injured reserve, Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said Wednesday that veteran guard Ryan Lilja will start at center on Sunday against San Diego, and rookie Jeff Allen will take his place.||||||| It was the same arrangement that Kansas City used once Hudson was hurt in last Sunday's overtime victory in New Orleans.
Posted Sept. 23, 2012
Saints receiver Marques Colston and Lilja are active for the game between Kansas City and New Orleans after being listed as questionable with injuries during the past week.||||||| Lilja was uncertain to play due to back soreness.
Posted March 16, 2010
The Chiefs have signed Lilja in another step toward beefing up their offensive line. The deal was announced Tuesday. Terms were not released.||||||| Lilja played in 66 games with the Indianapolis Colts, who claimed him off waivers from Kansas City in 2004. He started eight playoff games with the Colts, including two Super Bowls. Lilja initially joined the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004 after finishing his college career at Kansas State, where he was a second-team All-Big 12 selection his senior year.

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