After five previous teams, veteran TE Sean Ryan seems to have adjusted his game to fit Kansas City’s plans.
Ryan is in the unexpected role as the Chiefs’ starter after an unimpressive preseason by second-year tight end Brad Cottam, and Ryan has proved himself a strong blocker and an available receiver. He had a 10-yard touchdown catch in last week’s loss to the Ravens.
He said the receiving part of his job remains a work in progress, even in his sixth season.
“Throughout my career,” he said, “what I’ve been asked to do is be a blocker. I pride myself on being a blocker, and I enjoy it. If, at some point in my career, I’m considered a great receiver, that’s a blessing, too.”
Ryan said he and Cassel spent time playing catch during the offseason, trying to establish timing and trust.