Veteran Offensive Tackle Joins Chiefs


When free agency opened up, the Kansas City Chiefs almost immediately lost a ton of depth along the offensive line when Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah inked deals with other teams. Now after drafting two linemen, the Chiefs have continued rebuilding their depth by signing veteran tackle J’Marcus Webb.

Webb first entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the Bears in 2010 and spent three seasons in Chicago before moving on to the Minnesota Vikings last year. In his career Webb has played in 54 games (45 starts), though he only started once for the Vikings in 2013.

The tackle had drawn interest from the Vikings and Carolina Panthers before signing with the Chiefs. If he had other offers on the table, he may like his chances at cracking the starting lineup in Kansas City with starters Eric Fisher and Donald Stephenson still learning on the job.

I’ve never though much of Webb and while he should have the inside track on a backup job along the offensive line, I wouldn’t expect to see him push a starter for time.

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