What are the Chiefs doing about injuries at Tackle?
Kansas City Chiefs Left Tackle Eric Fisher is officially ‘out’ for their upcoming season-closer. Super Bowl LV is approaching fast, and while the Chiefs will be there only one day before the game, the injuries attached to BOTH of their starting tackles may force the Chiefs to leave their protection behind.
After tearing his achilles heel in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship game last Sunday versus the Buffalo Bills, LT Eric Fisher left the game and fellow Tackle Mike Remmers moved into his spot. Kansas City head coach Andy Reid followed up questions on the 4-year-pro adding, “it didn’t look good.”
This isn’t the first injury to QB Patrick Mahomes' front-five. Earlier this season, Kansas City Chiefs RT Mitchell Schwartz suffered a back injury that forced him to sit the rest of the season. Reid has reportedly been pessimistic about Schwartz’s return for Super Bowl Sunday.
After Fisher’s exit on Sunday; Kansas City put Remmers at left tackle, then moved RG Andrew Wylie to right tackle, and finally brought in 10-year pro Guard Stefen Wisniewski to replace Wylie. According to arrowheadaddict.com, the Chiefs have also signed new offensive tackle project Prince Tega Wanogho.
Wanogho, a 6-foot-5-inch, 309 pound product of Auburn, signed a futures/reserve contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday and is therefore unable to play for the squad next week. The sixth round draft pick however, will get a shot to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster this offseason.