Report: Chiefs not expected to exercise option on Cam Erving’s contract

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The Chiefs will have to make some decisions about which members of their Super Bowl champions to bring back for the 2020 season and it appears one change will come on the offensive line.

Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports that the team will not exercise its option on Cam Erving‘s contract. Erving’s contract calls for him to make $3.25 million in salary and bonuses. All of that money would come off the cap, but there would be just over $1.4 million in dead money.

Erving started eight games for the Chiefs while left tackle Eric Fisher was injured in 2019. He started 17 games during his first season with the team and saw time at guard as well as tackle over that period.

The Chiefs also have guard Stefan Wisniewski set for free agency on their offensive line.

7 responses to “Report: Chiefs not expected to exercise option on Cam Erving’s contract

  1. Keep Stefan Wisniewski. He came in off the street and solidified the line when Andrew Wylie was hurt and when Ryan Hunter was getting man handled in the trenches.

  2. Anyone worried about losing Cam Erving obviously did not watch him play this year. Not only can he not block, but he personally hurt our qb twice by stepping on him. 3.5 million can easily be replaced by a fifth round pick.

  3. Cam was a better guard than tackle and wasn’t a very good tackle when needed this year. Decent 6th/7th lineman for a lot of rosters but he didn’t do anything to suggest a rookie mid-rounder couldn’t replace him. And saving a couple million matters.

  4. This is more addition by subtraction. Erving helped out, but, at his level of play, you could find a younger cheaper person in the draft.

  5. The Eric Fisher injury was very critical for the Chiefs. CAM was a swinging gate forced to hold people, or jump early for a false start. He was a huge hurtle for this offense to overcome until Fisher got back.

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