Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) yells to the offensive line during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Fox To Visit Chiefs


Jul 26, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions offensive tackle Jason Fox (70) waves to the media before training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive lineman Jason Fox is set for a visit with the Chiefs today, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

A fourth-round pick of the Lions in 2010, Fox appeared in eight games with three starts in 2013. In three years before 2013, Fox appeared in only five regular-season games, with no starts.

Pro Football Focus gave Fox a +4 pass blocking grade in 205 snaps last season. He played right tackle exclusively for the Lions, including three starts at the position. His week 17 game against the Vikings was the only game Fox played every snap. In short, signing Fox would be done for tackle depth and not to have him start at right guard.

As things stand now, the Chiefs will have Eric Fisher start at left tackle and Donald Stephenson at right tackle. Jeff Linkenbach was signed for depth at tackle and guard, and has an outside chance at being the starting right guard. Fox would presumably fill the swing tackle position Stephenson filled last year.

Signing Fox would also take away some pressure for the Chiefs to draft an offensive lineman. Kansas City has only six picks so the more flexibility they have to select the “best player available” the better.

Tags: 2014 NFL Free Agency Jason Fox Kansas City Chiefs Popular Rumors

  • Trent Taylor

    Sign that depth!

  • tgaletti

    Would be a nice addition for depth !!!!!

  • BWrangler

    I agree, can’t hurt to have some decent depth.

  • Daniel Mayfield

    From the way it sounds, he’s good. If he’s not asking high $, I’d sign him. Give them more flexibility. Not a lot on the shoulders of Dorsey or Reid to get an OL player.

  • jimfromkcj

    I seem to recall Fox having some medical issues the year he was drafted. What should interest any prudent person is why he has never been a starter when the Lions have needed to protect Stafford and he keeps getting hurt almost every year. I would like to see the chiefs go after John Jerry from the Dolphins. He is a big guy that would fill either OG spots with quality at a very reasonable cost. I don’t put much credence to the Martin fiasco. I think it was the rest of the players wanting Martin to man up and play up to his draft hype. but I don’t think he was the main instigator asit was more Incognito style, and I don’t think it was malicious as much as a crude way to send a message to Martin that he wasn’t holding his end up on the off. line.

    • Brian Dempsey

      John Jerry already signed with the Giants.