OL - FA
As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter Thursday morning, the Chiefs have released veteran OT Mitchell Schwartz.
The Chiefs have now released both of their starting OTs from 2020's Super Bowl run in succession, cutting both Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher Thursday morning. Schwartz, a three-time Pro Bowler, and first-team All-Pro in 2018, suffered a season-ending back injury that required surgery. Barring his recovery, Schwartz should have plenty of suitors on the free-agent market. The Chiefs save $7M against the cap with his release.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid says he isn't optimistic that OL Mitchell Schwartz (back) will be available for the Super Bowl against the Bucs.
This isn't ideal after the Chiefs lost LT Eric Fisher to an Achilles injury on Sunday. Patrick Mahomes should still be able to work his magic against the Bucs' pass defense, but the team might need to place more of an emphasis on protecting him due to the state of the offensive line.
Chiefs' starting RT Mitchell Schwartz has been ruled out for Week 9's game against the Panthers with a back injury.
Schwartz, a former All-Pro, will miss his second straight game with the back injury. Patrick Mahomes seemed like Superman against a lowly Jets team but faces a slightly more difficult matchup with a well-coached Panthers D/ST that is playing betting than expected, and Schwartz's absence could be felt.