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Kansas City releases Fisher, Schwartz

The Kansas City Chiefs are releasing both of their starting offensive tackles. Eric Fisher, who was a former first overall selection in 2013 and Mitchell Schwartz, who has been with the team since 2012, have both been cut by the Chiefs.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Fisher release on Thursday morning, via Twitter.

https://mobile.twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1370023788759425024?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport followed up with the news that Schwartz would be released only minutes later, via his own tweet.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1370024972538707975

Both players won Super Bowl LIV with the team that drafted them, the Chiefs. Schwartz had a 7,894 consecutive snap streak during his tenure in Kansas City. Fisher was only the second Central Michigan player to be selected in the first round, behind Joe Staley, and the MAC player to be selected first overall.

With both starting tackles now free agents, the Chiefs will have to rebuild their line before the 2021 season begins. Both Fisher and Schwartz join the growing offensive line free agency class and may sign with any team they choose.

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