Jason Fox (70) following the game against the Green Bay Packers. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs hosting Jason Fox


The Kansas City Chiefs have a huge need for some depth on the offensive line after losing Branden Albert, Jon Asamoah, and Geoff Schwart this offseason. They were never expected to keep more than one of those key starters (Asamoah looked like the most likely re-signing due to cap issues), but all three of them ended up departing. The Chiefs need for offensive line help is so big that they could even take an OL in the first round instead of a wide receiver, and WR was clearly their biggest need before the free-agent period started.

Per a league source close to Pro Football Talk, the Kansas City Chiefs are hosting Detroit Lions free agent offensive tackle Jason Fox, who was a top backup to Riley Reiff and undrafted rookie sensation LaAdrian Waddle. Fox is a very nice swing tackle in this league, and he would be a quality depth addition for the Chiefs. He’s about on the level of Donald Stephenson, but ideally the Chiefs would add a better tackle. However, there aren’t really any better options, so they will likely have to settle for Fox- or someone of equal value- and hope that last year’s No. 1 pick Eric Fisher can indeed take the next step in 2014. I’m a believer in that.

Fox is just 25 and has a nice frame at 6’6″, 314 pounds, so I don’t see the harm in adding the former Lion to fortify depth. He only played in 12 games in three seasons with the Lions, though, and it will be interesting to see if they start him or Stephenson next season if they do decide to add Fox.


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