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After a Workout, Tauscher Will Join Packers, Not Chiefs

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Earlier today, I said it didn't sound like (to me) that veteran right tackle Mark Tauscher was coming to the Kansas City Chiefs.

I cited head coach Todd Haley's recent positive comments of new starter Ryan O'Callaghan as evidence of my thinking.

Turns out, I was right. 

Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel just reported, "[Packers head coach Mike] McCarthy said Tauscher joining the Packers is imminent provided things work out."  Interestingly, McCarthy also said they will retain their starter at right tackle which means, for now, Tauscher was/is willing to take a non-starting role.  This was a discussion we had earlier in the week regarding the non-signing of Tauscher.

The Packers are the only team Tauscher has played for in his career.  He was released after last season following surgery to repair and ACL.

Tauscher worked out for the Chiefs last week yet there was (obviously) no signing. 

I wonder whether it was Tauscher's recovery from ACL surgery or the play of O'Callaghan that was keeping him from coming to the Chiefs.  Since we can assume Tauscher is healthy enough to join the Packers, my guess is that it was the play of O'Callaghan that kept the Chiefs from signing him. That's just a guess, though.

So, congrats to Mr. Tauscher for finding a job and congrats to Mr. O'Callaghan for seemingly getting a tighter grip on the right tackle job....for now.

(Thanks to stagdsp for the link)