Whenever a player of note is released from the Kansas City Chiefs, that roster move will typically come with some statements from both head coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach.
Two players of note were released on Thursday, with the team parting ways with left tackle Eric Fisher and right tackle Mitch Schwartz. The Chiefs released statements from both Reid and Veach.
“I’d like to thank Eric and Mitch for all of their contributions over the years,” said Reid, whose first draft pick with the Chiefs was Fisher. “Every day both of these men came to work with the right attitude, ready to grind, both on the field and in the classroom. These guys are both dirty tough, but beyond that, they’re good people and I enjoyed coaching them. I wish them the best as they continue their careers.”
Veach, who last spoke about the players on March 1, highlighted the attributes the players brought to the table.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for both Eric and Mitchell,” Veach said. “With Eric, obviously he was the very first player that we drafted when we got to Kansas City, and we were able to watch him grow into a solid tackle for us for many years. With Mitchell, his durability and toughness is remarkable and he certainly left his mark on our team. These decisions are never easy, especially with guys like these, but both of these players will forever be a part of our history.”
That last line alludes to the fact that both players were the starting tackles of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV team — the franchise’s first championship club in 50 years.