Could Casey Wiegmann Return At Center?

On Thursday, the Chiefs reported to the league office a visit/workout at their facility with former center Casey Wiegmann.

With the season ending injury suffered by Rodney Hudson and the inexperience at the position of his replacement Ryan Lilja, obviously the Chiefs are turning over every stone in an attempt to stabilize the position.

The 39-year old Wiegmann retired after the 2011 season, finishing up a 16-year NFL career where he spent 9 of those seasons with the Chiefs (2001-07, 2010-11.) When he left after the finale in Denver, he had started 175 consecutive games, played 11,162 consecutive snaps and played in 200 NFL games.

One problem in a possible Wiegmann return – he’s lost a lot of weight from his playing days. He was listed last year at 285 pounds and he was really a few pounds under that. Over the last nine months those that have seen him say he’s lost a lot of weight and looked like he was down in the 250-pound range. That’s simply too light to consider playing in the NFL these days.

The Chiefs may have simply been feeling Wiegmann out on a possible return, or maybe they brought him in to give tips to Lilja.

2 Responses to “Could Casey Wiegmann Return At Center?”

  • September 28, 2012  - txchief says:

    Have him meet me at the Jack Stack near Union Station around noon Saturday. I’ll get some weight in him.

  • September 28, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    Can you just imagine the NT from the Ravens at 350+ pounds lining up against Casey at 250??? That would be a sad thing to have to put up with. Like I said before these injuries are just killing us. Really sad.

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