[ESPN.com] Former standout blocker Kyle Turley, who hasn’t played in a game since a 2003 playoff loss because of severe back problems, is poised to make his NFL comeback.
Turley, 30, has reached an agreement in principle with the Kansas City Chiefs on a multiyear contract, a source close to him confirmed Sunday afternoon, but financial details of the deal were not immediately available. The seven-year veteran must still pass a physical examination for the Chiefs, which is scheduled for Monday, and which figures to be extensive given his medical background.
If he passes the physical, Turley will sign and begin working out with the Chiefs this week.
In a surprising twist, Turley, who had originally planned to return as a tight end, a position he has never played at the NFL level, is expected to play tackle for the Chiefs. Team officials have discussed with him returning to his old right tackle spot, where he could challenge for a starting job. The Chiefs might still deploy Turley as a tight end in short-yardage situations.