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Rodney Hudson | Center

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 299
College: Florida State
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The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs have concerns about Rodney Hudson as their starting center.
Hudson opened minicamp as the favorite to start, but Jeff Allen has been getting reps with the first-team offense. The Chiefs also drafted Eric Kush in the sixth-round, who is expected to compete for backup duties in training camp. Sat, Jun 8, 2013 08:08:00 PM

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Rodney Hudson opened pre-draft minicamp as the Chiefs' starting center.

The 55th pick in the 2011 draft, Hudson opened last year as the starter but broke his leg in Week 3 and went on injured reserve. Hudson was a decorated guard at Florida State, but is built like a pivot at 6-foot-2, 299. He is a bit undersized, but athletic and should win any competition to start for Andy Reid.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 09:55:00 PM

C Rodney Hudson (broken leg) is expected to be a full participant in the Chiefs' offseason program.

Hudson was sent to injured reserve after breaking his leg in Week 3. He started all three games before going down. "I’ve been working hard to get back and it’s good to be back," Hudson said at voluntary workouts Tuesday. Hudson remains the Chiefs' clear-cut starter at center.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 10:36:00 PM

Chiefs placed C Rodney Hudson (leg) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Hudson broke a bone in his leg during the Week 3 win over the Saints. Ryan Lilja will slide over to the center spot and Jeff Allen will step in at left guard. The Chiefs also signed veteran G/C Russ Hochstein on Tuesday. The loss of Hudson, a 2011 second-round pick, is a blow to one of the game's best offensive lines.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 12:10:00 PM

Chiefs C Rodney Hudson was forced from Sunday's Week 3 game at New Orleans with a knee injury.

Hudson was on the ground screaming in pain, but the severity of the injury is unclear. The Chiefs don't have a pure backup center, so Ryan Lilja has moved over with Jeff Allen coming on at left guard.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 03:15:00 PM

Rodney Hudson is running as the Chiefs starting center, as expected.

Long-time pivot Casey Wiegmann has retired. Hudson is a 2011 second-round pick that has ideal center size at 6'2/299. "Bodywise, he's got the body, and I think he's got the right frame of mind," coach Romeo Crennel said. "He's got one of those offensive-lineman mentalities. So far, I think he's done a good job." Headed by tackles Branden Albert and Eric Winston, this unit has top-five potential.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 09:34:00 AM

Chiefs GM Scott Pioli confirmed at the Combine that 2011 second-round pick Rodney Hudson will be a starter in 2012.

Hudson was a guard at Florida State and the most decorated offensive lineman in Seminoles history, but he was drafted to play center in Kansas City. He'll be a natural replacement for free agent C Casey Wiegmann, who will likely retire.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 02:48:00 PM

Chiefs GM Scott Pioli confirmed that second-rounder Rodney Hudson is ticketed for center in Kansas City.

Hudson was a left guard all four years at Florida State. "Not the starting center," said Pioli, "but he'll start there with us to begin practice." Incumbent center Casey Wiegmann is 37 years old, unsigned for 2011, and contemplating retirement. The Chiefs are doing their typical dance, saying Hudson will have to compete for the job. He's going to be a Week 1 starter.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 12:30:00 AM

Chiefs selected Florida State G/C Rodney Hudson with the No. 55 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Hudson is a shade undersized at less than 300 pounds and 6-foot-2, but he was a dominant player in the ACC. All four years Hudson was voted an all-conference pick, including three first-team selections to close out his career. Hudson has terrific athleticism. He projects to center in Kansas City's offense after focusing on left guard with the Seminoles.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 08:01:00 PM

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