Casey Wiegmann may not be retired for long.
The former Chiefs center, who decided to hang them up last offseason, reportedly visited the Chiefs last week in the wake of Rodney Hudson’s season-ending injury.
Here is the news, from Adam Caplan:
The Chiefs had veteran C Casey Wiegmann in for a visit earlier this week, but he didn’t sign a contract, per source.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 28, 2012
It makes sense. I am guessing Wiegman was the first person Scott Pioli called when he heard Hudson was done for. Right now the plan is to start guard Ryan Lilja at center and rookie Jeff Allen at guard.
Weigmann certainly isn’t the player he used to be, but if he is in shape or can get in shape, he could still help the Chiefs. He is an experienced veteran and he knows the zone blocking scheme in and out.
But is Wiegmann in shape?
The fact that he came in for a visit means Casey is at least toying with the idea for coming back for one last season. The Chiefs didn’t sign him last week but they may want to see how the Lilja/Allen due perform this week before making any decisions. My guess is they told Wiegmann to start working out and that they’d be in touch.
Here is what Romeo Crennel had to say about Wiegmann being in KC:
“He came by to say hi. He wanted to check on me. He heard that I was down in the dumps and he wanted to lift my spirits a little bit (laughing). So he came by to say hi.
“With our situation, we have to investigate everything, so we did talk to him about how he was doing. He talked to us about how we were doing and that’s where we left it.”
What do you think, Addicts? Would you like to see Wiegmann back in action for the Chiefs? He won’t turn 40 until January 20th, after the Chiefs win the Super Bowl.