Mike Remmers will have a shot to contribute to a seventh NFL team in nine seasons, and the free agent tackle will be joining the defending Super Bowl champions.
The veteran tackle signed with the Chiefs, the team announced. This will be a one-year deal, according to Remmers’ agent, Brett Tessler (Twitter link).
While the Chiefs do not have a starting job available, with Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz locked up long-term, Remmers figures to compete to be Kansas City’s swing man. Although Schwartz is one of the NFL’s most durable players, Fisher missed eight games last season.
This will mark a pace change for the 30-year-old blocker. Remmers has started 78 of the 79 games he’s played in his eight-year career. He caught on with the Giants last year and was the Vikings’ right tackle starter over the previous two seasons. Prior to that, Remmers spent two-plus seasons operating as the Panthers’ starting right tackle — a tenure that included a Super Bowl start and a tough matchup against Von Miller.
Despite the Giants opting not to re-sign Remmers, he graded as Pro Football Focus’ No. 48 overall tackle last season. The Chiefs’ swing man in 2019, Cameron Erving, came in at 80th on that hierarchy in a tough stretch filling in for the injured Fisher.
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