The Kansas City Chiefs made headlines this offseason when they were forced to release longtime offensive linemen Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz due to cap space issues. Well, the door on a reunion isn't closed yet as the team hasn't ruled out re-signing the veteran NFL players.
Head coach Andy Reid recently reiterated that letting these two players go was strictly due to the team's financial situation.
"You run into these cap situations. Some of these things had to be done. They go out as champs. The door always remains open."- Andy Reid via TheAthletic.com
Fisher has spent his entire career (8 NFL seasons) with Kansas City and made two Pro Bowls after being drafted No. 1 overall back in 2013. Similarly, Schwartz has been named to the All-Pro second team once and has been a starter for the Chiefs for the last five years.
While neither player has drawn much interest in free agency so far, that is likely due to their recent injuries. Fisher tore his achilles in the AFC Championship game and Schwartz is working to return from back surgery. However, they are both set to be ready for the 2021 season.
These veteran linemen have proven time and time again that they till have some gas left in the tank and can be solid players on a contending football team. They are sure to find teams to call home before the next NFL season kicks off and that may even be with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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