Chad Rinehart SD 4 Days
Chad Rinehart is expected to be the Chargers' starting left guard this season.
A former third-round flameout in Washington, Rinehart is now on his third NFL team. From left to right, San Diego's O-Line is expected to read LT Max Starks, LG Rinehart, C Nick Hardwick, RG Jeromey Clary, and RT D.J. Fluker. The rag-tag unit is the primary reason it's hard to love Chargers in fantasy this year.
Chad Rinehart SD 3 Months
Chargers agreed to terms with OG Chad Rinehart, formerly of the Bills, on a one-year contract.
The deal is pending a physical. It's easy to connect the dots here. Rinehart, 28 in May, played under new Chargers' OL coach Joe D'Alessandris in Buffalo for the last three seasons. Rinehart is a fine backup with starting experience. He started 17 games in his three years in Buffalo.
Chad Rinehart SD 8 Months
Bills coach Chan Gailey expects RG Chad Rinehart (ankle) to end up on injured reserve.
The walking-wounded Bills need roster spots, and with Kraig Urbik (ankle) finally due back in Week 9, Rinehart is a logical candidate for the shelf. Rinehart graded out positively as both a run and pass blocker in Pro Football Focus' ratings, but Urbik's return should give the Bills a boost, particularly in the run game.
Chad Rinehart SD 8 Months
Bills RG Chad Rinehart (ankle) is out indefinitely.
"It's not good, but it's going to be long term," coach Chan Gailey said Monday. "I don't know if it's season (ending), but it's long term." Rinehart was filling in for Kraig Urbik (ankle), who's expected back following the Bills' Week 8 bye.
Chad Rinehart SD Apr 23 '12
Bills re-signed restricted free agent RG Chad Rinehart to a one-year, $1.26 million contract.
The 27-year-old Rinehart started 12 games last season, shuffling between left and right guard. Pro Football Focus gave him strong pass-blocking grades, and considered him fairly effective as a run blocker. Rinehart did outplay Kraig Urbik, and should return as the starting right guard with Eric Wood at center and Andy Levitre at left guard. Urbik figures to be the top reserve.
Chad Rinehart SD Mar 12 '12
Bills tendered contracts to restricted free agent guards Chad Rinehart and Kraig Urbik.
The move allows the Bills to match any offer Rinehart or Urbik receive on the open market. The Bills did not reveal what level either player was tendered at, but it is believed to be higher than the lowest level. That would allow Buffalo to receive draft-pick compensation if it chooses not to match an offer. Urbik made 13 starts at right guard in 2011, while Rinehart appeared in all 16 games in a swing role, making 12 starts.
Chad Rinehart SD Jan 30 '12
BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown thinks the Bills may attempt to work out long-term agreements with restricted free agent guards Chad Rinehart and Kraig Urbik.
Both are expected to be tendered qualifying offers, but it would make sense for the Bills to lock them up heading into their age-27 seasons. Urbik was the team's starting right guard, while Rinehart served in a swing role. Both graded out as top-20 guards by Pro Football Focus.
Chad Rinehart SD Aug 16 '11
Chad Rinehart replaced LG Andy Levitre in the starting lineup in Tuesday's practice.
The change isn't likely to last, but it's a reminder that the Bills offensive line is a mess. Levitre and RG Kraig Urbik are well below average, as are the Bills starting tackles. While coach Chan Gailey is one of the brightest offensive minds in the game, the shaky O-Line leaves Buffalo's fantasy players as low-upside draft picks.