Today the Kansas City Chiefs began cutting players to free up some cap space for the 2021 NFL season. They made some interesting moves though.
The first move the team made was they cut former first overall pick Eric Fisher. Fisher went down with an Achilles injury late in the Chiefs win in the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills. The move saved the Chiefs 11 million in cap space.
The team then announced they released starting right tackle Mitchell Schwartz. This move saved the team a little over 7 million dolllars. Schwartz recently underwent back surgery and many believed he could be retiring.
The Chiefs saved around 18 million in cap space with both moves. The Chiefs are still over the cap with both moves, by about 4 million dollars.
With both of these moves happening the Chiefs will need to find some replacements. There is some good news for Chiefs fans though.
Yesterday, the Vikings released Riley Reiff which could be a great signing for the Chiefs. Another player to keep an eye on is Kyle Long. The former Bears Pro Bowl offensive tackle is making a return to the NFL. He would be a great replacement of Schwartz on the right side of the line and could be cheap. If the Chiefs can land Reiff and Long, with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif returning the Chiefs could be ready to make another run.
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