Former Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher has a new home, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. It is with the Indianapolis Colts, with whom he has signed a one-year deal worth $9.4 million.
The #Colts are signing LT Eric Fisher to a one-year, $9.4 million deal, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 10, 2021
Fisher, 30, has been tied to the Colts since last Wednesday. Current Colts general manager Chris Ballard was the Chiefs’ director of player personnel when the team made the 6-foot-7, 315-pounder the first draft selection of the new, Andy Reid-led regime back in 2013.
Fisher started 98 regular-season games, appearing in 102 during his eight-year Kansas City tenure from 2013-2020. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2018 and 2020.
In 2020 — Fisher’s final season with the club — he played in 15 regular-season games and two playoff games before tearing his Achilles in the AFC title game.
Eric Fisher's status for Week 1 is still TBD as he rehabs from an Achilles tear. But Indy gave him a physical last week, likes where he's at and pulled the trigger to protect Carson Wentz's blindside. https://t.co/Q7EjmpEBwg— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 10, 2021
The Chiefs released Fisher along with right tackle Mitchell Schwartz in early March, saving more than $18 million against the salary cap. Fisher thanked the team and city on Instagram.
Kansas City hadn’t ruled out a potential reunion with Fisher, but the $9.4 million he is due to make with the Colts was likely too rich for the Chiefs, who made other plans at left tackle by trading with the Baltimore Ravens for the 25-year-old Orlando Brown Jr. last month.
The Chiefs are not scheduled to play the Colts during 2021’s regular season but could see them in the playoffs.