Nov 4, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donnie Avery (11) catches a pass against Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith (24) during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Sign Geoff Schwartz, Confirm Sean Smith

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The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Minnesota Vikings OT Geoff Schwartz and also has confirmed the team has inked former Miami Dolphins CB Sean Smith.

We told you this morning that Schwartz was on his way to KC for a visit and was expected to sign. It looks like it didn’t take the team long to convince Schwartz to stay.

From the Chiefs’ release on Schwartz:

Schwartz (6-6, 340) has played in 45 games (19 starts) in four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers (2009-11) and the Minnesota Vikings (2012). In his career, he has helped Carolina RBs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season (2009) and also was a contributor as Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson gained 2,097 yards on the ground, falling just nine yards short of breaking RB Eric Dickerson’s NFL single season record of 2,105 yards.

The Pacific Palisades, Calif., native originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice (241st overall) of the Carolina Panthers in the 2008 NFL Draft. Schwartz attended the University of Oregon where he was a three-year starter at right tackle for the Ducks, appearing in 41 games (36 starts). He helped the Ducks lead the Pac-10 in rushing for two consecutive seasons. He prepped at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, Calif.

We don’t have any contract details on Schwartz yet but they are sure to follow shortly.

Schwartz very well could push for a starting spot, either at guard or right tackle. When he has seen the field, his play has been impressive, according to Pro Football Focus.

What do you think, Addicts? Are you happy with this signing?

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  • oldchiefsfan

    OK I don’t even have a guess now about who we draft.

    • PunjabiPete

      I know, right? Ain’t it great?

      • oldchiefsfan

        Yeah it is! I am really excited about this season. My son and I will definitely be at opening day.

    • chiefridgy

      Geno Geno Geno

      • oldchiefsfan

        Oh I wanted Geno too when this all started but the Geno ship has sailed. Not a snowballs chance now….
        I think we find somebody who is desperate and trade back to later in the 1st round and pick up a 2nd and maybe a 5th or 6th also.

      • Tom Antrim

        Will never happen.

        • chiefridgy

          More than likely it won’t. But never say never

          • Da Menace

            Hey we can still dream..

    • superman_25_58

      Shariff Floyd if were going BPA with the #1 pick. I see us trading down though for real which makes it interesting.

    • BigGil

      Chiefs will try to trade back. If they keep it in the top 15 (and I’m assuming Geno’s gone, not that they’d take him anyway), I see them going with 1 of 5 players: Joeckel, Fisher, Lane Johnson, Warmack or Cooper. The uncertainty has most people thinking top tackle, but Warmack and Cooper are potential “future HoFers” (something Reid & Dorsey insist they’ll draft) and a top notch OG allows flexibility for Allen, Stephenson and Schwartz to battle it out for the starting RT spot (the losers providing good depth at multiple positions on the line). I especially think they’ll go OG b/c going OT might aggravate Albert (unless they can sign him to a long-term LT-money type of deal prior to the draft) by making him think his days at LT are numbered and he may be tempted to holdout and then the line ain’t much improved then anyway, is it? I just think Warmack/Cooper is an immediate significant upgrade to Allen at OG, and that one of Allen/Stephenson could really work out great at starting RT (especially if the cost of drafting Joeckel/Fisher/Johnson is an Albert holdout… they’d basically be drafting an OT not to fill RT, but to replace LT, and there’d be more uncertainty with the line with Allen/Schwartz at OG and Allen/Schwartz/Stephenson at RT than with Albert at LT, Warmack/Cooper at OG and Allen/Schwartz/Stephenson at RT.

  • Don Quijote

    Detroit LT Bacus retired unexpectly. They may trade and I say we get their second this year and their second and 5th next year. I say we draft the best LG Warmack. I think Geof will play RT.

    • Canad-Ian

      They seem to like Fisher from the sounds of things

      • Danny W

        The Fisher kid is an absolute bear.

  • Barrett Thompson

    Love it. Fill every hole through FA. That leaves us to draft BPA. Seems as though the plan is coming together

    • Calchiefsfan

      My thoughts exactly. Fill all our need positions with adequate players or better and then the bpa draft strategy makes perfect sense.
      I’m liking the Dorsey/Reid combination better and better. Though I’m still reserving judgement until I see how the Chiefs play in the regular season.

  • Patrick Allen

    I love this signing. Think it might be my favorite.

    • chiefridgy

      Excellent pick up. Chiefs are starting to look solid!

      • KCMikeG

        It’s getting harder to figure out what position we should draft.

        • chiefridgy


    • ladner morse

      I have to agree. This guy could end up being the RT or LG fixture the Chiefs have needed for years. In any event, he makes everyone better because he is definitely high level competition. What it means to the Chiefs draft choices is amazing. This opens the draft up… like Moses twiddling his wand at the Red Sea.

    • Danny W

      What did PFF have him graded at? You also mentioned when he’s on the field so does he have injury issues?

    • KCMikeG

      Plus it keeps the cloud of mystery hanging around our potential #1 pick keeping the trade market open for teams that want an OT or a QB. Plus it allows us to fill another area of need like SILB with a stud like Oggelbee or Minter or get really crazy and get WR Cordarrelle Patterson. Image a 4 wide set with Bowe, Patterson, Baldwin/Wylie & Avery. I am so excited for the season and we are still 5 weeks from the draft. If these guys pull off a trade for our #1 and get multiple picks I will officially be levitating.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Excellent signing. If Schwartz can stay healthy, he’s an upgrade at RT. Better in pass pro than Winston and only slightly inferior as a run blocker. I’d imagine that they got him cheap. Fills the need at right tackle. Only one real hole left (at ILB).

    • Calchiefsfan

      Any FA ILB’s that look like a fit for KC? It appears to be the last postion of need.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Brad Jones. I’m not sure the Chiefs have the available cap room to go and get him though. This is probably a position they address in April.

        • Bill

          Brad Jones would be a great fit, but I have a feeling KCs
          out of cap space. Need something left to sign the rookies.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            The beautiful thing is after such a great haul in free agency, our new ILB may be one of those rookies.

          • Darkwolf1414

            Yeah, there are a TON of good ILBs in the upcoming draft! I’m real excited about a few of them.

    • Chief Hokie

      I’m thinking we’ll use him more for interior depth. We NEED interior depth.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I am confident this is not a depth signing. Schwartz will start somewhere along this line. Either at RT (most likely) or Guard.

      • KCMikeG

        He is huge 6-6 and 340#!

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Guess who Sean Smith is tackling (by the helmet) in the article’s photo? Yep, it’s Donnie Avery.

    • Mutty Sharfi

      Classic… that was the first thing I noticed too… =)

      • Stacy D. Smith

        So much for those scouting reports.
        Avery DID make the catch. Smith DID make the tackle.

        • chiefridgy

          That’s funny right there!

        • Da Menace

          Albeit a face mask…

          • Stacy D. Smith

            I don’t think he had the face mask. Looks like the open part of the helmet to me.

  • Steve Blank

    thats a big big boy….wow…they werent kiddin when they said Andy likes em big…
    this could be a huge deal if he wins a starting spot…

  • Tyler Alexander

    Correct me if I’m wrong but we spent a 2nd rounder on Allen when he was a tackle out of Illinois and forced home to play out of position because of Hudson’s injury. Why don’t I hear putting Schwartz at LG and playing Allen at RT? Then Stephonson could be our swing tackle like last year.

    • Ashton Hastings

      You have no idea how badly I wanted someone else to feel that way lol

      • NathanaelL

        Yeah I think this opens up many possibilities for the draft now

    • scastagnoli

      I remember Mike Lombardi saying how he thought Allen was a good prospect and athlete as well. He played some right tackle at Illinois, so perhaps he has the feet to protect the edge. Although he had some struggles like any rookie, most players need a little time to adjust in the league.

      If the Chiefs are comfortable with the O-line situation, then they could then take a defensive line stud in the draft.

  • Priest4Prez

    Anything to help Charles scamper up the sidelines into the endzone makes me happy sir

  • ArrowFan

    Does this mean we draft Geno?

    • Danny W

      Yes it does. We’re sending signals that we’re going to anyway.

      • dreamon

        which signals exactly? paying chase daniel 3 mil a year?

        • Michael Shaw

          No, they are doing the wishful thinking thing again.

          • Darkwolf1414

            You never know. Have any of us had any clue as to their next move at any point this offseason? They may just make you shit your pants on April 25th. I hope the commissioner comes to the mike and says, “The Kansas City Chiefs want to send a shout out to Michael Shaw. Having said that, with the first pick in the 2013 NFL draft; the Kansas City Chiefs select Geno Smith, Quarterback, West Virginia.”
            No body is being a jackass to you, day in and day out, about your boy, Milliner, being tagged as not worthy of a top 10 pick by many experts. Or at every turn stating that you are stupid for thinking he was. You know you can let it slide once in awhile.

  • NathanaelL

    Is that the best pic of smith they could find? him getting a 15 yard penalty for yanking this dude’s head off?


    Chiefs fans are like a bunch of kids in a candy store. When you don’t think it can get any better, it does. Dorsey and Reid are kickin’ ass and taken names! Can we dare to think that will be back Pollard in Red and Gold? Doesn’t matter. Whatever they do, i’m shoven my chips in the middle. ALL IN BABY!

  • Bobby

    I’m not a Chiefs fan but I despise the Raiders(you guys can figure it out from here) If Reid and Dorsey build a solid O line and I mean top tier combined with your RBs I promise you guys, Alex Smith will be carving up defenses all day long with minimal mistakes on a weekly basis especially with Bowe, just get a kick ass FB and Gronk type TE Chiefs 10 wins guaranteed, if Alex is not on his back getting sacked he will drop bombs all over the place I promise!