Seahawks Re-Sign OL Kahlil McKenzie

The Seahawks added more offensive line depth, bringing back 2019 practice squad member Kahlil McKenzie.


The Seahawks continued to add to their offensive line depth Monday, signing offensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie, a player who spent last season on Seattle's practice squad.

McKenzie, 23, was a defensive tackle at the University of Tennessee and was a sixth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018. The Chiefs moved McKenzie to guard and kept him on the roster in 2018, though he did not appear in a regular-season game. McKenzie was waived by Kansas City prior to the 2019 season, then signed to Seattle's practice squad. Most recently, McKenzie was a member of the XFL's Los Angeles Wildcats.

McKenzie is the son of longtime NFL executive Reggie McKenzie, who worked closely with Seahawks general manager John Schneider for more than a decade while the two were in Green Bay. The elder McKenzie went on to become the general manager of the Oakland Raiders from 2012-2018, and now serves as a senior personnel executive for the Miami Dolphins.

Another player who spent much of last season on the practice squad, cornerback Ryan Neal, signed his exclusive rights free agent tender on Monday. Neal signed to Seattle's practice squad on the same day as McKenzie last fall, then was added to the 53-man roster for the final three weeks of the season.

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