Canadian OL Ryan Hunter accepts practice roster spot with Chiefs

Canadian offensive lineman Ryan Hunter has accepted a practice roster spot with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The 23-year-old went unselected in the 2018 NFL draft, but signed with the Chiefs immediately afterwards as a priority undrafted free agent. He impressed during training camp and gets the chance to earn his way on to the 53-man roster by developing in the practice squad. The Chiefs view Hunter as a potential centre and guard with swing offensive linemen capabilities.

The Toronto Argonauts selected Hunter in the first round of the 2018 CFL draft.

Hunter checks in at more than 6-foot-3 and 316 pounds. The North Bay, ON started 12 games at left tackle in 2017, 12 at right tackle in 2016, 14 at left guard in 2015 and played in all 14 games in 2014 even getting on the field as a fullback during his Bowling Green career. All four playing seasons Huner was an academic All-MAC and MAC distinguished scholar-athlete. He majored in criminal justice.

Hunter joins fellow Canadian Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on the Chiefs roster.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.