Now that Eric Fisher has agreed to contract terms with the Chiefs, he is eligible to practice and he could be on the field when training camp begins Friday afternoon.
If he is, and all indications were that Fisher would arrive in town, take his physical and sign his contract in time for practice, the Chiefs will be whole. They would also be able to field their starting offensive line from the first snap of camp, and don’t underestimate the importance of that.
It’s one of the camp goals of coach Andy Reid and his offensive staff to get their line working as one as soon as possible. That’s one reason the Chiefs wanted Fisher in camp on time.
They can get to work with Fisher and Branden Albert at tackle, Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah at guard and Rodney Hudson at center and continue building what to Reid, a former line coach, is an essential part of the Chiefs’ equation. The Chiefs, who have plenty of other important matters to deal with at camp, can scratch their line off that list.