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Fisher signs with Chiefs, reportedly for $14.5M bonus

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Friday, July 26, 2013, at 10:29 a.m.
  • Updated Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 5:49 p.m.

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— Tackle Eric Fisher, the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, has agreed to terms of a four-year contract with the Chiefs. Fisher arrived at training camp at Missouri Western State University on Friday and signed the deal.

The contract, which includes a club option for a fifth year, is worth about $22 million and has a reported signing bonus of $14.5 million.

With the contractual details ironed out, the Chiefs were hopeful Fisher would be able to participate this afternoon when they hold their first full-squad training camp practice.

The Chiefs had the first pick of the draft for the first time since they joined the NFL and used the pick on the little-known Fisher, who played in college at Central Michigan. They believe he has the ability and makeup to become one of the NFL’s great offensive tackles.

However, he will begin his NFL career as a right tackle. The other tackle spot is occupied by Branden Albert, the Chiefs’ starter for the last five seasons. The Chiefs retained Albert for this season by designating him their franchise player.

Because he didn’t have a contract, Fisher was absent for the three days of rookie camp that concluded on Thursday.

To reach Adam Teicher, call 816-234-4875 or send email to ateicher@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/adamteicher.

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