Adam Caplan is reporting, via Twitter that the Denver Broncos have released former Chiefs C and Pro Bowler, Casey Weigmann.
Weigmann started all 16 games for the Donkey’s last year. I am not sure how well he played though.
Weigmann is now 36 and is reaching the end of his career. I am not usually one for picking up ancient veterans like Weigmann but I have to admit, if he really has been released, it would be tempting to grab him as a stopgap.
We have some more info courtesy of ESPN:
The Broncos have confirmed that Wiegmann has been cut and they also confirmed that backup running back LaMont Jordan was cut as well. The two releases will likely become official Wednesday.
Wiegmann signed a two-year contract extension last summer. Wiegmann, 36, made the Pro Bowl in 2008 after his first season in Denver. However, the smallish Wiegmann became obsolete in Denver when the team decided to change blocking schemes this offseason.
It is always dangerous when you take on a veteran as old as Weigman but if the Chiefs are game, it sounds like Casey intends to keep playing.
“Denver is changing its offense and it is moving on,” Wiegmann’s agent Joe Linta said. “Casey will move on as well. He has, at least, a couple of more good years left in him and he looks forward to continuing his career elsewhere.”