Chiefs Place Rookie S Juan Thornhill On Injured Reserve, Promote G Ryan Hunter


The Chiefs announced on Tuesday they have placed rookie S Juan Thornhill on injured reserve and promoted G Ryan Hunter from the practice squad. 

After a promising rookie season, Thornhill tore his ACL at the end of the regular season. 

Thornhill, 24, was taken with the No. 63 overall pick in the second round by the Chiefs out of Virginia. He signed four-year, $4,615,266 rookie contract that included a $1,376,556 signing bonus.

In 2019, Thornhill appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 58 tackles, three interceptions, one defensive touchdown and five passes defended.

Hunter, 24, wound up going undrafted out of Bowling Green back in 2018. He later signed on with the Chiefs, but was waived coming out of the preseason and re-signed to their practice squad.

The Chiefs brought Hunter back on a futures contract in 2019. He made the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later waived and signed to the practice squad.

In 2019, Hunter appeared in three games for the Chiefs and played a total of 14 snaps. 

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