When the Chiefs made Eric Fisher the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, they didn’t intend for Fisher to be the team’s long-term right tackle. Now that Branden Albert has exited via free agency, Fisher can flip back to his natural position.
“It’s like riding a bike,” Fisher told reporters on Tuesday regarding the change. “I felt good out there today. It’s a lot more natural for me. I’m really excited about it.”
Fisher has been permitted to show up early for camp because of the shoulder injury that resulted in surgery. His weight is at 315 pounds, he’s been lifting again since before OTAs, and he’s ready for his second NFL season.
“I’ve been working my butt of and am just glad to be out here,” Fisher said. “I never really lost strength. I’ve been in there working and when you can’t bench there’s other things you can do and that’s what I was doing.”
Fisher said his shoulder is healed and he’s “ready to go.” Fisher believes he’ll take part in the first padded practice of the year, on Saturday.
Apart from the injury, Fisher struggled at times as a rookie, creating real concerns as to whether he’s ready to play left tackle for the Chiefs.