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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Chiefs trade for FB Anthony Sherman

By Bill Williamson

Andy Reid likes using the fullback. Bruce Arians doesn’t use it.

The importance?  The Kansas City Chiefs just got a potentially valuable player.

It has been widely reported that the Chiefs have acquired fullback Anthony Sherman from Arizona on Wednesday morning. The trade terms have yet to be reported and the Chiefs have not confirmed the deal.

Sherman will fit in with Reid’s version of the West Coast offense. He will use the fullback in several sets. Sherman, a fifth-round pick out of Connecticut in 2011, becomes the most accomplished fullback on Kansas City’s roster. He had 243 snaps with the Cardinals last season.

He is considered a good player. He is tough and a strong blocker. He also can help on special teams. Don’t expect Sherman to be a offensive weapon, though. He has one career carry and 13 catches. He is in Kansas City to block and to bring toughness.

This is an important addition for Reid. The fullback is a dying breed, but Reid still uses it and Sherman has a lot to offer.

UPDATE: Cornerback Javier Arenas is reportedly being sent to Arizona in Sherman trade. I will have another post upcoming.