The signing flurry continued, now reaching four consecutive days as the Chiefs announced on Friday an agreement with offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz.
The 6-6, 340-pound Schwartz played in 14 games last year for the Minnesota Vikings and helped block for RB Adrian Peterson’s remarkable 2,097 rushing yards. It was his first season with the Vikings, after spending four years with Carolina.
A product of the University of Oregon where he was a 3-year starter at right tackle, Schwartz was a 7th-round selection of the Panthers in the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent the ’08 season on the practice squad and in 2011 he missed the entire season due to a right hip injury that he suffered in training camp.
In the 2009-10 seasons, Schwartz started 19 games, opening 8 at right tackle and then 11 at right guard. He’s the sixth unrestricted free agent the Chiefs have signed in this first week of free agency.