With free agency set to begin in just a few hours, Arrowhead Addict has learned from a reliable source that Chiefs center Casey Wiegmann will not return next season. Wiegmann has pondered retirement before, however he will be 39 in July. While there is always the potential of a player coming back for one more season, as of now Wiegmann has no plans to return.
The one-time Pro Bowler entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 1996. He spent time on the Colts’ practice squad before making his debut with the New York Jets. After spending some time with the Chicago Bears, Wiegmann came to Kansas City where he played with arguably the greatest offensive line of all time from 2001-2007. During his stint in Kansas City, Wiegmann played with Willie Roaf (Hall of Famer), Will Shielfs (Future Hall of Famer) and Brian Waters (potential Hall of Famer). Wiegmann then moved on to Denver where he made his first Pro Bowl in 2008 before returning to Kansas City in 2010, helping the Chiefs win the AFC West.
Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Wiegmann’s career is that he has not missed a single NFL snap since September 13th, 2001.