Third Chiefs Offensive Lineman Leaves Town

The Kansas City Chiefs already had plenty of holes to fill to try and get back to the playoffs in head coach Andy Reid’s second season. In just the first hour of free agency, that job has gotten a lot harder.

Joining Branden Albert, Dexter McCluster, Jon Asamoah and Tyson Jackson on their way out of town is guard Geoff Schwartz.

During his only season with the Chiefs, Schwartz played in all 16 games (7 starts) and unseated Asamoah late in the season. He helped to lead the way as Jamaal Charles put up nearly 1,300 yards on the ground and will leave a huge void on the interior of the line.

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 before joining Reid for his first year in Kansas City.

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