Former K.C. Chiefs center Austin Reiter is still looking for a place to call home for the 2021 NFL season, and the latest door opened for him is coming from the Houston Texans. NFL reporter Ian Rapoport has word on Wednesday that Reiter was headed to Houston for a free agent visit.
Reiter has mostly been sitting and waiting this offseason, at least in terms of public knowledge, waiting for a team to bring him in for a visit. However, just last week, the Cincinnati Bengals asked him to visit and with the Texans interest, it seems as if he might find a spot sooner than later.
That’s good news for Reiter who is surprisingly still available on the free agent market. While no one was going to confuse Reiter with an All-Pro at center, the reality is that he largely locked down the starting center role for the Chiefs for the last two seasons. It’s not often that a starter in consecutive Super Bowls has a hard time looking for a job.
Earlier this season there were rumors that the Chiefs were interested in bringing Reiter back, but nothing ever surfaced there and the Chiefs moved on to veteran Austin Blythe in free agency and then invested a second-round pick in Creed Humphrey from Oklahoma, giving them a brand new center moving forward. Humphrey should win the job and give the Chiefs their best player at the position since losing Mitch Morse to free agency back in 2019.
Reiter is 29-years-old and originally began his career as a seventh round pick of the Washington Redskins back in the 2015 NFL Draft.