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August 2, 2020 11:32 PM
Chiefs' Martinas Rankin: Placed on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankin (knee) has been placed on the Chiefs' active/PUP list, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Once he's cleared, Rankin, who continues to rebound from a knee injury, is a candidate to reclaim the team's starting left guard job, now that Stefen Wisniewski has moved on to play with the Steelers.

July 3, 2020 08:00 AM
Chiefs' Martinas Rankin: Could earn starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankin (knee) will compete for the Chiefs' starting left guard role in training camp, Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic reports.

Rankin started five games in 2019 before suffering a patella injury. With Stefen Wisniewski having moved on to Pittsburgh, Rankin will now get the opportunity to compete for the starting role again. Andrew Wylie and Lucas Niang will also be in the mix.

November 11, 2019 05:56 PM
Chiefs' Martinas Rankin: Season over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankin was placed on injured reserve Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Rankin suffered a patella injury during Sunday's loss to the Titans and he's now being shut down for the rest of the season. Kansas City signed Jackson Barton from the Colts' practice squad to help replenish depth on a Chiefs team that's also worrying about guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) and tackle Eric Fisher (sports hernia).

November 11, 2019 02:44 PM
Chiefs' Martinas Rankin: Injury may be season-ending
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankin (knee) is believed to have suffered a season-ending injury to his patella during Sunday's 35-32 loss to the Titans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Rankin plays a reserve role along Kansas City's offensive line, and injuries to Eric Fisher (groin) and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) have thrust him into a core position in recent weeks. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. In the event that Rankin is indeed done for the year, the Chiefs will be a strong candidate to sign another offensive lineman to the active roster.

November 10, 2019 02:32 PM
Chiefs' Martinas Rankin: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankin suffered a knee injury and won't return to Sunday's game against the Titans.

The Chiefs entered the game without Eric Fisher (sports hernia) and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle), so the loss of Rankin along with Mitchell Schwartz (knee) puts them in a tough position.

September 3, 2019 08:04 PM
Chiefs' Martinas Rankin: Sent to Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans traded Rankin to the Chiefs in exchange for running back Carlos Hyde, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 2018 third-round pick wasn't going to be a starter in Houston after the team acquired Laremy Tunsil from the Dolphins, and he'll likely be a backup in Kansas City as well.

September 11, 2018 01:00 AM
Texans' Martinas Rankin: Fills in at left tackle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankin stepped in at left tackle Sunday when Julie'n Davenport shifted to right tackle after Seantrel Henderson left the game with an ankle injury, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Rankin, a 2018 third-round draft pick out of Mississippi State, made his NFL debut and had some problems, which is not surprising given his lack of experience and the level of competition. He allowed one sack and acknowledged a need to improve his technique. Rankin also needs to establish chemistry with the unit because he didn't get many reps during preseason due to a foot injury. Henderson was placed on injured reserve and is done for the season, so the Texans will likely look at some free-agent linemen this week or bring someone up from the practice squad.

August 20, 2018 01:56 PM
Texans' Martinas Rankin: Activated from PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rankin (foot) was activated from the PUP list Monday, the Texans' official site reports.

Rankin, who underwent surgery in mid-June to repair an injured foot, has passed his physical and will be eligible to return to practice. The third-round pick is slated to provide depth at left tackle upon his return to full strength.


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Jackson, MS, USA
Mississippi State
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