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slc chief
07-19-2011, 02:45 PM
Casey Wiegmann (http://www.nfl.com/players/caseywiegmann/profile?id=WIE264308) will turn 38 on Wednesday, but he's not ready to give up on his NFL career just yet.
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2011/07/3.jpg (http://fantasy.nfl.com/?icampaign=FF_article)

Wiegmann's agent, Joe Linta, told ESPN.com on Monday that the veteran center has decided he wants to return for a 16th NFL season if he can work out a new contract with the Kansas City Chiefs (http://www.nfl.com/teams/kansascitychiefs/profile?team=KC).
The Chiefs selected Florida State center Rodney Hudson in the second round of the April draft, but coach Todd Haley has said Wiegmann is welcome to return.
Linta said earlier this offseason that Wiegmann was "50-50" to play in 2011. However, ESPN.com notes, the lingering NFL lockout might have helped Wiegmann recover from the rigors of a long season. Wiegmann owns a consecutive snaps streak of over 10,000, which started in 2001.
Wiegmann returned for his second Chiefs stint last season after two years with the AFC West rival Denver Broncos (http://www.nfl.com/teams/denverbroncos/profile?team=DEN). He also played in Kansas City from 2001 to 2007 after starting his career with the New York Jets (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkjets/profile?team=NYJ) (1997) and Chicago Bears (http://www.nfl.com/teams/chicagobears/profile?team=CHI) (1997-2000).

Seek
07-19-2011, 03:38 PM
This is assuming the Chiefs want to resign him. I think they should, but if they do not, he may not have a choice.

Chiefster
07-19-2011, 06:03 PM
I think it would be a good idea to resign him for at least one more season to bring up the young Hudson.

hometeam
07-19-2011, 10:24 PM
agreed, he has played consistently well, no reason not to bring him back, hes barely removed from a pro bowl, and like Vrabel helped our young LB corps, he will do the same for the line.

Jrudi
07-23-2011, 03:10 PM
Yes, I agree.

I hope he can come back for at least 1 more season, he has had ample time to rest, and it would be a blessing to have the young talent of Hudson learn from one of the best at his position. Not only would it allow Hudson to learn the ropes at Center, It may also allow him to try out a little Guard, in case down the road we need the help there.

The worst that could happen, Hudson beats out Wieggeman, or Wieggeman gets injured moving Hudson into a starting role. Any way you slice it, I would love to have Casey show Hudson the ropes!

chiefnut
07-23-2011, 03:12 PM
just remember he is 38 years old and he did play well enuf last year. hopefully he gets spelled alot so he can make it thru the season and the backups get reps.

Chiefster
07-23-2011, 03:47 PM
just remember he is 38 years old and he did play well enuf last year. hopefully he gets spelled alot so he can make it thru the season and the backups get reps.

At this point I want him on the team more for his experience, leadership capabilities and to instruct the rooks.

honda522
07-23-2011, 07:46 PM
He is Mike Vrable of centers..

Chiefster
07-24-2011, 06:12 AM
He is Mike Vrable of centers..

...This!

tornadospotter
07-24-2011, 11:25 PM
I see no reason not to offer him a new one year contract. He can still play, but most important, he can coach, and he knows that in this time and point of his career, that is where he has value. That is where he can build on a new career, if he wants.

Jrudi
07-25-2011, 10:50 AM
With the new salary cap rules, we have no reason not to bring him back.

We have to spend the money, might as well spend it on someone that can be a coach on the field.

TopekaRoy
07-26-2011, 01:37 AM
It's funny that he once played for the Bears and the Bears are going through the same situation with Olin Kreutz. Both players are experienced pro-bowlers who are past their primes and have "lost a step" but are still better than most NFL Centers. Casey can still play at a high level and should be signed for at least another year. He would provide valuable leadership and would allow Hudson to ease into the starting center position. He will probably be overpaid (based on his current value) because of his past contributions to the team, but I'm okay with that.

ctchiefsfan
07-26-2011, 07:50 PM
IMHO it would be a mistake not to sign him. He has a lot of knowledge to pass on.

Seek
07-27-2011, 12:29 PM
It's funny that he once played for the Bears and the Bears are going through the same situation with Olin Kreutz. Both players are experienced pro-bowlers who are past their primes and have "lost a step" but are still better than most NFL Centers. Casey can still play at a high level and should be signed for at least another year. He would provide valuable leadership and would allow Hudson to ease into the starting center position. He will probably be overpaid (based on his current value) because of his past contributions to the team, but I'm okay with that.

I couldn't help notice how bad our offensive line looked against the Raiders and Ravens the last two games.

I like Casey, but he was clearly out matched the last two games. Keep him for another year, but I hope we can find an upgrade to replace him. Maybe Rodney Hudson is the guy.

TopekaRoy
07-27-2011, 12:49 PM
I couldn't help notice how bad our offensive line looked against the Raiders and Ravens the last two games.

I like Casey, but he was clearly out matched the last two games. Keep him for another year, but I hope we can find an upgrade to replace him. Maybe Rodney Hudson is the guy.
Yeah. The problem is that there aren't too many really good FA centers this year and the ones that are better will likely be resigned to their current teams. Good Centers were hard to find in the draft this year as well. It looks like we're stuck with him for at least another year. But his experience and leadership ability will hopefully help compensate for a little diminished skills.

Walter Football (http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2011C.php) has Casey ranked 9th among this year's FA Centers.


9. http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/01/339.jpg Casey Wiegmann, C, Chiefs. Age: 38. http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2011/07/6.jpghttp://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2011/07/6.jpg
Re-signed with Chiefs (1 year)

Casey Wiegmann is a very reliable center who doesn't miss any games. At 38, however, his best days are far behind him.

Seek
07-28-2011, 10:31 AM
Yeah. The problem is that there aren't too many really good FA centers this year and the ones that are better will likely be resigned to their current teams. Good Centers were hard to find in the draft this year as well. It looks like we're stuck with him for at least another year. But his experience and leadership ability will hopefully help compensate for a little diminished skills.

Walter Football (http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2011C.php) has Casey ranked 9th among this year's FA Centers.

The Chiefs have come out and said they will not release any news about players they have reached agreements with until they are signed. So Casey said he has not signed with the Cheifs yet, however, all reports show that he agreed to a one year deal worth 2.5 million a 500K increase from last year.