Chiefs new tackle Lucas Niang opts out of 2020 season, NFL insider reports

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The Chiefs lose another player for this season.

Rookie tackle Lucas Niang has opted out of the 2020 football season, according to a tweet from NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

The Chiefs selected the tackle from TCU in the third round. Though Niang spent part of his senior year recovering from a hip injury, the Chiefs picked the 6-6 mammoth lineman to boost the line’s depth and give more advantages to Mahomes and, likely, new running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.