Report: Chiefs, Eric Fisher Have Yet To Begin Negotiations

Apr 26, 2013; Kansas City , MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs first round draft pick offensive tackle Eric Fisher (center) speaks to the media as head coach Andy Reid (right) and general manager John Dorsey (left) look on during a press conference at the Kansas City Chiefs Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are just about three weeks away from the start of training camp and according to a report from the National Football Post, KC has yet to begin negotiations with No. 1 overall draft pick, OT Eric Fisher.

From NFP:

On the subject of contracts, Kansas City has yet to begin substantive negotiations with tackle Eric Fisher, the top pick in the draft. But the two sides should start serious bargaining in the next week or so.

Hmmm. This isn’t alarming but I do find it a bit curious. The new rookie wage scale included in the latest CBA makes rookie contract holdouts pretty much a thing of the past.

Second overall pick, Luke Joeckel is already signed so it stands to reason that Fisher would be following soon after.

The fact that there is a report that the Chiefs haven’t even really begun to negotiate probably signals that GM John Doesey doesn’t foresee any problems getting a deal done.

The Chiefs have plenty of time to iron out Fisher’s contract so he will almost certainly be in camp on time.

What do you think, Addicts? Are you worried that the Chiefs haven’t started negotiating with Fisher?

Topics: Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • No_To_Unions

    They are probably still moving money around and trying to get a long term deal with Brandon Albert. They need to sign Albert long term to open up some cap space.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    There’s still over three weeks until he’ll need to report to St. Joseph. They’ll get the deal done and he’ll be in camp on time.

    • GDL40

      Hope you’re right …… team certainly dsn’t need any distractions.

  • Bill Jones

    We have no reason to doubt Dorsey. If it was Pioli, I would be in a full on panic.

  • Jim Harper

    Nothing to worry about. He will be signed before camp opens.

  • slapnuts

    If it was King Carl I’d be in full panic mode!

    • berttheclock

      Yeah, King Carl did take a turn to try to emulate John Shaw, the former GM for the Rams, who was nicknamed “I’ll bring them to their knees” for his tough contract negotiations.

  • paul pace

    I am not worried. I am sure the Chiefs know what they are doing. If Pioli
    was still running the show then I would be worried!

  • e_racer

    I agree with most of those who posted. It I not time to worry.

  • e_racer

    The Chiefs have three weeks to get a contract signed with Eric Fisher. They currently do not have the money under their cap to do it. That means the Chiefs will have to release a player or restructure a contract.
    The Chiefs only have a few contracts that make sense to restructure. At the top of that list is the franchise contract of Branden Albert.

  • berttheclock

    Yes, something will have to be shaved. His expected contract will be $4,034,636 against the cap. With the Chiefs currently in the $3 M+ plus range, Dorsey will have to find the money.
    Of course, his signing bonus of $14,518,544 should provide a great new home for his Mom.

  • berttheclock

    With the Rookie Salary Cap already set due to the recent CBA agreements, the only two obstacles would be 1) having the cap room in place or 2) trying to negotiate a no guarantee clause. Since, Fisher does not have the baggage background of some players, where teams have attempted to use the no guarantee clause, there would appear to be no problem. So, it does come back to the Chiefs being able to get under the cap. His top dollar amount is already set due to the new contract. That dollar amount was discussed by writers prior to the signing of Joeckel with the Jags, and the figures ended up being the same.

  • KEM

    They sure did spend a lot of Money on FA’s this year – did they overpay on back-up QB and highest paid punter in NFL?????? Can’t imagine why they don’t have any wiggle room.

  • tm1946

    Could be Reid will use OTAs to shuck some drift wood if cash is the problem? I will trust Dorsey to finish the work…..just hope it is sooner than later.

  • jimfromkcj

    You are in deep doo doo when you are up against the cap and you are paying Hali 13 plus million as your highest paid player. He is hitting his 30′s and his sack totals last year was only 9 and he is next to worthless in coverage and only average in stopping the run. Until they get their salary’s in balance, they have no money to extend Albert or sign Fisher. They have to cut some of the fat.

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