Chiefs Host C Justin Britt On Visit

Justin Britt has not played during the 2020 season, with his April Seahawks release sending him to what has become a lengthy free agency stay. But the Chiefs are investigating the former Seahawks offensive line starter.

The Chiefs brought Britt in for a visit Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. Britt underwent knee surgery in 2019 and has not played since Week 8 of that season. But the 29-year-old blocker brings five-plus seasons’ worth of starting experience and, if healthy, profiles as an interesting depth option or starting candidate for a team.

Britt played his high school and college ball in Missouri, becoming a second-round pick out of Mizzou in 2014, and has spent an entire season at each of the three primary O-line positions as a pro. The Seahawks used Britt as a tackle, guard and center. The center role became Britt’s long-term NFL spot, with the Seahawks using him as their starting snapper from 2016-19. Britt played right tackle as a rookie, starting there in Super Bowl XLIX, and left guard in Year 2. He was a starter in every game he played with Seattle.

The Chiefs have endured some setbacks up front this season, losing veteran guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to a COVID-19 opt-out and seeing replacement Kelechi Osemele suffer a season-ending injury early in the season. Ironman right tackle Mitchell Schwartz also went down early. Schwartz remains on Kansas City’s IR.

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  1. If JBritt is healthy he could be a useful addition but I wouldn’t plan on it. The Hawks passed on Britt despite having OL injury issues at C, LG and RT for a large part of their season. Saying that, it would be an incredible story if Britt could reach the SB without playing a sgl reg season game

  2. Tony B

    If healthy, he would be a nice addition. Would be a nice story, too, for a Missouri native and Mizzou guy. Just a real question as to his health.

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