The Kansas City Chiefs are clearly in final negotiations to bring Mike Remmers aboard in the role vacated by Cameron Erving.
Reports were mixed late Friday night as to just how finished a deal was between the Kansas City Chiefs and offensive lineman Mike Remmer’s representation, but one thing is clear: it looks like something will be finalized shortly.
The Chiefs latest venture into free agency was first reported by Terez Paylor that the Chiefs had signed Remmers to a one year deal. However, it wasn’t long before his own agent had posted that any such declaration of a finalized contract was a bit premature.
Remmers is no stranger to the AFC West in his journeyman career as he first entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos after playing his college career at Oregon State. He didn’t last long in Denver, but he also had a short stint in 2013 with the San Diego Chargers. He also had opportunities come and go with the Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It wasn’t until he landed with the Carolina Panthers in 2014 that he finally found his footing at the pro level. The Panthers signed him off the Rams practice squad and late season injuries allowed him to start five games down the stretch.
From that point forward, Remmers would never sit again for another game. He started the next 32 games at either right or left tackle for the Carolina Panthers. Even when he changed teams after signing a big-money deal with the Vikings, at five-years for $30 million, Remmers moved inside to right guard and started every game for two years (except for five games he sat out with a concussion). Last year, Remmers started 14 games for the Giants at tackle.
Remmers has no clear path to starting with the Chiefs, but the opportunity is certainly there to fight for a spot along the interior. If nothing else, Remmers brings an impressive amount of experience as a swing tackle along with the chance to slide inside. Given the loss of Cam Erving from the roster, it’s good to have this versatility and experience on the roster. It also can’t hurt that he played in a Super Bowl with the Panthers.