What would another day of free agency without a new member of the Kansas City Chiefs? The team is visiting with OL Geoff Schwartz and are expected to sign him, according to Adam Schefter.
Schwartz entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the Carolina Panthers out of Oregon in 2008, but didn’t make his debut until 2009 when he played in all 16 games (three starts). He followed that up by starting all 16 games in 2010 and sitting out in 2011.
In 2012 he made his way to the Minnesota Vikings, where he played in 13 games. In a great stat courtesy of the folks at PFF, The Vikings ground game averaged 6.7 yards with him at right guard, compared to 4.7 with starter Brandon Fusco.
At the very least, Schwartz will give Andy Reid depth on the offensive line and depending on what happens in April, he could turn out to be the starting right tackle. It’s the perfect sort of value signing that won’t get a ton of attention, but is needed to improve depth without hurting the team’s cap situation.