Chiefs DE Emmanuel Ogbah, OL Martinas Rankin Out for Season

Matt Derrick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs suffered two additional losses on Sunday, other than the shocking defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Titans, with defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah and offensive lineman Martinas Rankin sustaining injuries ending their seasons.

The Chiefs placed Rankin on injured reserve Monday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport indicated Rankin suffered a patella injury against the Titans.

Head coach Andy Reid on Sunday said Ogbah tore his right pectoral muscle. During his conference call with reporters Monday, Reid said he was still awaiting MRI results on the extent of Ogbah's injury. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported later in the day Ogbah will undergo season-ending surgery this week.

Ogbah was producing a breakout season before the injury. His career-high 5 1/2 sacks led the Chiefs through the first 10 games this season. He started four games for the club in the wake of injuries to Frank Clark and Alex Okafor.

The Chiefs acquired Ogbah during the offseason from Cleveland, sending safety Eric Murray to the Browns in exchange. He's in the final season of a four-year rookie contract and slated to become a free agent this offseason.

Rankin came to Kansas City via a trade with Houston during the cutdown to the season's initial 53-man roster. The Chiefs sent running back Carlos Hyde to the Texans as part of the deal.

The 2018 third-round selection proved a valuable addition for the Chiefs as injuries began taking their toll on the offensive line. Rankin stepped into the starting lineup at left guard for the injured Andrew Wylie in Week 6. When right tackle Mitchell Schwartz left Sunday's game with a knee injury, Rankin moved to right tackle. He suffered the patella injury on the next snap.

Rankin played well in five games, allowing just one sack and six total pressures, according to Pro Football Focus. 

Kansas City moved quickly in shoring up depth at offensive line with the signing of tackle Jackson Barton from the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts. The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Barton earned first-team all-Pac-12 honors at Utah last season before the Colts selected him in the seventh round of this year's draft. His brother Cody plays linebacker for the Colts. He's considered a project as an offensive lineman possessing the physical tools for success with the right improvements in technique.

The Chiefs don't expect to need to press Barton into duty too fast. Reid said Monday the club hopes left tackle Eric Fisher and right guard Laurent Duvernay-Taridif to return soon from their own injuries.

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DanTheMan11
DanTheMan11

Well this is bad to say the least. Hope for a speedy recovery for Ogbah and Rankin


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