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Eric Fisher remains unsigned as Chiefs rookies, quarterbacks report

Updated: 2013-07-22T21:41:36Z

By RANDY COVITZ

The Kansas City Star

— Chiefs rookies and quarterbacks reported to the start of training camp on Monday with one glaring exception.

Offensive tackle Eric Fisher, the first overall pick in the NFL Draft, remains unsigned and cannot participate in any camp activities at Missouri Western until he reaches an agreement with the club.

The rookies and quarterbacks, and selected veterans, will be on the field Tuesday and Wednesday before the full team reports on Thursday and takes the field on Friday.

Five of the first six and 18 of the 32 NFL first-round picks have signed, but Chiefs general manager John Dorsey wasn’t frustrated that a deal has not been struck with Fisher, who is projected to be the club’s starting right tackle.

“Right now we’re still talking, and that’s where we are,” Dorsey said Monday. “It’s the business side of it, and it’s kind of what you do with this thing. Training camp hasn’t even got here yet.”

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he was encouraged by the fact Dorsey and Fisher’s agent, Joel Segal, were communicating.

“I’ve been through enough of these for a number of years,” said Reid, “and the most important thing is there is talking taking place. I understand how these things go. I don’t worry too much about it. I try to concentrate on the guys who are here.

“But as long as there is communication going on, it will get done.”

The Chiefs’ first-round pick in 2012, nose tackle Dontari Poe, did not sign until the day the Chiefs reported.

To reach Randy Covitz, call 816-234-4796 or send email to rcovitz@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/randycovitz.

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