Andy Reid: Door remains open for Eric Fisher, Mitchell Schwartz return

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The Chiefs have made big changes to their offensive line this offseason, but they aren’t ruling out the possibility that old faces could be back in Kansas City.

Left tackle Eric Fisher and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz were both released early in the offseason as the Chiefs created salary cap space ahead of free agency. On Monday, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that the financial situation dictated those moves and that the team isn’t slamming the door on a possible reunion with either player.

“You run into these cap situations,” Reid said, via Nate Taylor of “Some of these things had to be done. They go out as champs. The door always remains open.”

Fisher tore his Achilles in the AFC title game and Schwartz is recovering from back surgery, so there hasn’t been much activity for either player on the open market. That may change as we get closer to training camp and a return to the Chiefs will remain a possibility until someone else makes the veterans offers they can’t refuse.

5 responses to “Andy Reid: Door remains open for Eric Fisher, Mitchell Schwartz return

  1. Both guys will likely get short term deals when someone loses a guy in training camp or early in the season. Fisher may not even be able to go this year with his injury but could be ready for the playoffs. KC sure wasn’t the same without them so it’s clear they’re good players. Both are just older and aren’t at the level they were a couple years ago.

  2. lmao

    At what, vet minimums? Ignoring that there is a cap 2 years in a row is franchise suicide.

    No dynasty even being sniffed by KC. Horrible cap management.

  3. Vikings if you can hear me go get Schwartz! If one of the best in the draft falls to you, let them learn behind Schwartz. If not you probably will now have left tackle covered. And if he gets hurt, move Cleveland back from guard to his NATURAL POSITION! THE ONLY ONE HE EVER PLAYED BEFORE COMING TO US AND RICK DENNISON. but right now Schwartz gives us options and some level of security. Playing for a super bowl team is a strong lure, so to get him away from KC you can’t fool around. Go and get him! Signed, armchair GM

  4. Seems incredibly unlikely that anyone could return to top form after an Achillies tear in January, but I’d think a deal for Schwartz makes sense.

  5. No dynasty even being sniffed by KC.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    3 consecutive AFCCG with two consecutive trips to the SB and one Lombardi sure looks like sniffing. name another team that has done as well over the last three years. We will wait.

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