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Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
Topic - Eric Fisher
More than three frustrating months after their season ended in Indianapolis, the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for the start of offseason workouts on Monday and there was plenty of news for coach Andy Reid to deliver.
Eric Fisher started the long drive from his family's home in Michigan to join the Kansas City Chiefs in training camp a couple of days ago. The only problem: He hadn't signed a contract.
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher, ensuring that the big right tackle out of Central Michigan will be in training camp with plenty of time to prepare for the season.
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher on Friday, ensuring that the big right tackle out of Central Michigan will be in training camp with plenty of time to prepare for the season.
The Mid-American Conference will have a hard time topping the last 12 months, when Northern Illinois made it to the Orange Bowl and Central Michigan's Eric Fisher was the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.
Short on glam, slim on glitter and no sign of Manti Te'o, the NFL draft was still a solid B-plus.
More than 2 1/2 tons of linemen, five trades, one quarterback and no Manti Te'o.
It was sometime after the Senior Bowl when Eric Fisher realized he was going to be picked early in the NFL draft. He might even have a shot at being the first player selected.
Short on glam, slim on glitter, the NFL draft was still nothing less than a rock solid B-plus.
Fisher, from Central Michigan, became the first player from the Mid-American Conference taken to open the draft. He is the third offensive tackle picked No. 1 overall since the 1970 merger, joining Orlando Pace in 1997 and Jake Long five years ago.
This year's NFL draft is heavy on size and light on glamour.
The Kansas City Chiefs began to realize about two weeks ago that Central Michigan's Eric Fisher would be their choice with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.
The Kansas City Chiefs took offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan to begin the NFL draft Thursday night, then Jacksonville went for Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel.
Playing on the offensive line is about as unglamorous as it gets in professional football.
The running joke around Kansas City at the end of last season went something like this: "The Chiefs are so bad" _ pause for effect _ "they can't even stink in the right year."
"I'm feeling good. Obviously I had a couple surgeries. Just in here every day working," Fisher said. "When they tell me I'm cleared, I'll be out there doing my thing."
"I just wanted to get the deal done," he said.