The Chiefs’ rookies started practicing on Tuesday, but the top rookie, No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher, isn’t at training camp yet.
A league source told PFT that the Chiefs and Fisher’s camp talked multiple times over the course of the day today, and that talks are ongoing. Offset language in the contract, which has become the major sticking point in several rookie negotiations, is one of the issues involved, but we’re told there are multiple issues.
Obviously, Chiefs fans would much rather hear that Fisher’s deal is done and he’s ready to get to work, but as long as Fisher is out, ongoing communication is better than the alternative: At least they haven’t hit an impasse.
There’s no indication at the moment of whether or not those ongoing talks will lead to a contract in time for Fisher to be on the field Friday, when the full squad reports to camp. Fisher will be practicing with the first-string offense as the starting right tackle whenever he gets to camp.