Sunday, June 23, 2013
Will Eric Fisher sign next?
By Bill Williamson
The framework is set for Eric Fisher to officially become a Kansas City Chief.
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed tackle Luke Joeckel, the No. 2 overall NFL draft pick. Fisher, a tackle from Central Michigan, was the No. 1 overall pick.
With Joeckel signed, the Chiefs and Fisher have nothing to wait for in the negotiations. Joeckel signed a four-year deal worth $21.2 million with a signing bonus of $13.799 million. There is no offset language and all the money is guaranteed.
With the rookie contracts slotted, Fisher and the Chiefs should be able to easily come to an accord soon. There are only five rookies who are unsigned in the AFC West.
Meanwhile, free-agent linebacker Desmond Bishop is reportedly going to choose between the Chiefs, Vikings and Giants. Bishop visited the Chiefs on Thursday. He also visited Minnesota since being cut by the Packers on Monday.
Here is some word that third-year quarterback Ricky Stanzi may have the edge to make the Chiefs' roster over undrafted free agent Tyler Bray. I think this competition will be played out in the preseason and if Stanzi wins the job, I could see the Chiefs trying to keep Bray on the practice squad. He is an interesting prospect.