Chiefs bring back Wiegmann

The Chiefs continued to be aggressive in free agency by signing center Casey Wiegmann.

WiegmannWiegmannHe was cut by Denver recently because the Broncos are trying to get bigger on the offensive line. This will be Wiegmann’s second tour in Kansas City. He spent seven of his 14 NFL seasons with the team from 2001-07.

Wiegmann, 37, will likely compete with incumbent Rudy Niswanger for the starting job. Niswanger is a restricted free agent. Wiegmann is not the backup type, though.

As the Chiefs pointed in the release announcing his signing, Wiegmann has started 143 straight games and he has taken 9,078 consecutive snaps. So, it’s clear Wiegmann has a chance to be the starter in Kansas City.

This one-year deal is a solid signing for the Chiefs. They needed to upgrade on the offensive line and Wiegmann provides tough, veteran leadership. This is another sign that the Chiefs are making solid strides this offseason. The team signed veteran running back Thomas Jones earlier this week.