Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) blocks Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin (58) during the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs to be without No. 1 pick Eric Fisher in Week 5


The Kansas City Chiefs hope to continue their unbeaten run to begin the 2013-14 NFL regular season on Sunday with a win over the Tennessee Titans, but they will be without a key member of their offensive line.

On Friday afternoon, the team officially ruled starting right tackle Eric Fisher out due to his previously suffered concussion.

Fisher, the No. 1 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, has struggled throughout the first month of the season but he is still very important to the team as they look to keep Alex Smith healthy and on his feet.

To be fair to Fisher, all of the top tackles from the past draft have had a rough start to the season, but it is part of the growing process and it is to be expected.

With Fisher on the sidelines for this weekend’s game, the Chiefs will turn to veteran offensive tackle Geoff Schwartz to fill the void.

The good news for Chiefs fans today is that running back Jamaal Charles is listed at probable and will be able to suit up for the Week 5 match up.

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