The Kansas City Chiefs lost the top-ranked free agent center when Rodney Hudson went to the Oakland Raiders. Now they have reportedly shown interest in the No. 2 center available who comes from, coincidentally, Oakland.
A report from Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune names the Chiefs as one of the teams who are interested in Stefan Wisniewski, who hit the market last week after the Raiders let him walk and opted for Hudson instead.
Wisniewski is recovering from shoulder surgery after last season when he played with a torn labrum. The former second-round pick of the Raiders has made visits to the Seahawks and Bucs, and the Rams and Chiefs are also known to be interested. No team has been willing to meet his request of $4 million per season and it could be he winds up on a one- or two-year prove-it contract.
Just last week Chiefs GM John Dorsey said they were confident in Eric Kush at center but that they're not done turning over every stone. There have been reports of the Chiefs sniffing around other veteran centers. Considering the very, very little experience that Kush has I wouldn't be surprised to see some sort of veteran brought in. If that veteran is Wisniewski I will be a little surprised because I thought most of the Chiefs free agent spending was done with. But if Wisniewski can be had for a modest one-year contract? Sign me up. The Chiefs offensive line had plenty of issues last season. If they can avoid a potential issue at center by signing a proven player, go for it.