Interior offensive lineman Andrus Peat re-signed with the New Orleans Saints, leaving Kansas City to continue their search for offensive line help.
The New Orleans Saints were able to bring back a key piece of their offensive line on Friday with the report that they’d re-signed veteran offensive lineman Andrus Peat to a five-year agreement. Ian Rappoport confirmed the deal.
The news comes only several hours after the world champion Chiefs lost starting guard Stefen Wisniewski to his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency. The loss of Wisniewski is significant, as he started at left guard throughout the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
Chiefs Kingdom is getting desperate for some free agency news, but should be comforted in reports that the Chiefs were interested in Peat. Andrus has been a mainstay on the offensive line in New Orleans for years, is a former 1st round pick and two-time Pro Bowler.
Kansas City is lacking in cap space, but there are moves that could be made to help create some space. Veach has shown to be aggressive when acquiring talent, but also deserves credit for flexibility in managing the salary cap. The Chiefs still have major decisions to make on what to do with Sammy Watkins contract hit (currently set to count $21 million against the cap) and the long-term extension due defensive lineman Chris Jones.
Even with the lack of action, it’s clear that Brett Veach and his staff are doing their due diligence and trying to replenish a championship roster. The Chiefs are yet to dip into the free agency pool, but it’s a matter of time before they bring in some talent to fill out the roster.