Center Rodney Hudson #61 of the Kansas City Chiefs gets set at the line against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half on August 10, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs received some disappointing injury news on Wednesday .
The team placed starting center Rodney Hudson on injured reserve. The Chiefs also signed former Nebraska offensive guard Russ Hochstein and center Bryan Mattison.
Hudson injured his right knee against the Saints in New Orleans and had to leave the game in the third quarter. Chiefs left guard Ryan Lilja moved over to center when Hudson suffered the injury. Rookie Jeff Allen took Lilja’s place at left guard.
Chiefs receiver Dexter McCluster injured his elbow and running back Peyton Hillis hurt his ankle. No word on the status of their conditions, but head coach Romeo Crennel said he would have a better idea on their status after Wednesday’s practice.
The Chiefs drafted Hudson in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. He played in 19 games with four starts for the Chiefs last season.
Hochstein is 34 years old. The Arizona Cardinals released him this season. He played in 138 games with 36 starts for 10 NFL seasons.
The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder played for the Broncos from 2009-11. He’s also competed for New England and Tampa Bay and owns two Super Bowl titles. Hochstein has played five different positions in the NFL. That includes right guard, center, left guard, fullback and tight end. He is entering his 12th NFL season.
Mattison is a 6-foot-3, 310-pound center. He played in 15 games with four starts in two NFL seasons with St. Louis and Baltimore. The former Iowa Hawkeye entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the New York Jets in 2008.
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