Kansas City Chiefs 2016 roster: Thoughts and musings
The Chiefs claimed offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann.
I’ll admit, my initial response to this move was……”who?” However, if you simply asked me the question “which team would be the best in the NFL to pick up an offensive lineman from?” My answer would have been Dallas, not because I know anything about their reserves but simply because they have the best offensive line in football.
Now, that in and of itself doesn’t mean that Witzmann will be any good at all. However, after doing a little digging I was encouraged about what I saw regarding Witzmann.
The average response by Dallas fans seems to be that he played very well overall this preseason and some thought he had a shot of making the team. Most were disappointed to see him go and wanted him on Dallas’ practice squad. That is about as encouraging as you can get when it comes to a former undrafted offensive lineman that just got cut by his third NFL team.
Witzmann won’t ever beat out Eric Fisher or Mitchell Schwartz for a starting job but that doesn’t mean his presence couldn’t have an effect on the Chiefs starting offensive line.
You can make a strong argument that the player on the Chiefs current roster that played the best at guard last season was Jah Reid. The Chiefs patience with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif seems to have paid off as he has looked much better this preseason. However, rookie Parker Ehinger who has been starting at left guard has struggled at times.
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