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Mitchell Schwartz | Tackle | #71

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 320
College: California
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (37) / CLE
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Chiefs signed RT Mitchell Schwartz, formerly of the Browns, to a five-year deal.
The Browns foolishly played hardball with the best right tackle on the market and lost. Schwartz should play on the right side in Kansas City, but it is possible they experiment with him at left tackle, a position currently manned by first-round bust Eric Fisher. The Browns have lost two of the best offensive lineman in the league on the opening day of free agency. Mar 9 - 5:23 PM

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Profootballtalk.com reports the Browns have "yanked" their offer to free agent RT Mitchell Schwartz.

The Browns are apparently playing hardball with their four-year right tackle, though PFT's Mike Florio acknowledges the move "could be posturing." Cleveland has already lost Travis Benjamin (Chargers) in free agency, and is poised to lose Alex Mack (Falcons), as well. Previous reports out of Cleveland had the team likely to re-sign Schwartz at roughly $7.5 million per season.
Mar 9 - 12:56 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling has heard Minnesota is "not in the market" for free agent RT Mitchell Schwartz.

The Vikings may have flirted with the idea of signing Schwartz early on, but RT Phil Loadholt's acceptance of a pay cut likely took them out of the running. They're also returning second-year RT T.J. Clemmings, who struggled badly in 16 starts last year but was a highly touted prospect coming out of college.
Mar 8 - 10:56 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports free agent RT Mitchell Schwartz has drawn interest from the Buccaneers, Giants, Vikings, and Falcons during the negotiating period.

The negotiating, or "legal tampering," period lasts until Wednesday, at which point free agency signings will explode and trades will become finalized. The Plain Dealer anticipates Schwartz becoming the NFL's highest paid right tackle "at about $8.5 million per year." Of the teams listed above, the Giants arguably have the biggest right tackle need. They're also flush with cap space.
Mar 7 - 4:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports impending free agent RT Mitchell Schwartz "appears headed for free agency at this point."

The Browns are reportedly in negotiations with Schwartz, but they do not look promising. One of the best right tackles in the league, Schwartz likely wants to see what he can get on the open market. With more and more star pass rushers attacking from the left side of the defense, right tackle has suddenly become an important position. Schwartz could receive a surprisingly big deal in free agency.
Feb 25 - 8:49 AM

Initial negotiations between the Browns and impending free agent RT Mitchell Schwartz reportedly "did not go well."

It is unclear when these negotiations took place, but Sashi Brown was the Browns' primary negotiator even before he took on the executive vice president of football operations title. With C Alex Mack likely to opt out of his current deal, keeping one of the best right tackles in the game should be a priority for Cleveland. Schwartz will have no shortage of suitors if he hits the open market.
Source: ESPN
Jan 25 - 10:57 AM

The Browns' staff believes RT Mitchell Schwartz will "excel" in new OC Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.

Coach Mike Pettine previously hinted Schwartz could move to guard, but it appears Schwartz will stick at right tackle while John Greco mans the right guard spot. At 6-5, 320, Schwartz is more of a mauler than the athletic lineman one would expect to thrive in a zone scheme. The Browns need their offensive line to take a step forward to improve on last year's bottom-five rushing performance. Shanahan will bring more of a commitment to the run.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 11:34:00 AM

Browns OL Mitchell Schwartz hopes to remain at right tackle.

Coach Mike Pettine has broached the idea of Schwartz moving to guard, but has since said he'll likely remain at tackle. "I have only played tackle here for two years and going back into college," Schwartz said. Schwartz did hint he would not protest too strongly were the move made. Schwartz has remained at right tackle for voluntary workouts, but his position could ultimately depend on what the Browns do in the draft.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Coach Mike Pettine says the Browns could move RT Mitchell Schwartz to guard.

Cleveland hasn't seemed comfortable with the idea of Schwartz sticking at right tackle since the season ended. He gave up 11 sacks and 35 hurries in pass protection in 2013. The Browns don't currently have a capable replacement for Schwartz at right tackle but could find one in May's draft.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 09:06:00 AM

The Akron Beacon-Journal indicates Browns RT Mitchell Schwartz could face competition for his job.

Schwartz has started all 32 games at right tackle since being the No. 37 overall pick in the 2012 draft. He had a respectable season in 2013, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 13 right tackle. However, Schwartz gave up 11 sacks and 35 hurries in pass protection. The Browns could do better, but they have more pressing needs at right guard and potentially center if Alex Mack leaves.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Browns No. 37 overall pick Mitchell Schwartz appears to have secured the starting right tackle job.

Schwartz was rotating with Oniel Cousins at the start of camp, but has now worked with the starting unit for three straight days. He made 51 starts as a four-year player at Cal and has ideal right tackle size at 6'5/317. With Joe Thomas and Schwartz as bookends, this Browns offensive line has some serious potential.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 08:42:00 AM

Browns signed rookie RT Mitchell Schwartz, the No. 37 overall pick, to a four-year contract.

A scrappy, 6-foot-5, 317-pound mauler, Schwartz has long arms and a mentality necessary to emerge as a long-term answer at a long-term trouble spot in Cleveland. Schwartz is penciled into the Browns' starting lineup as a rookie.
Fri, May 11, 2012 04:58:00 PM

Browns selected California RT Mitchell Schwartz with the No. 37 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

The only lineman at the Senior Bowl capable of containing Quinton Coples, Schwartz flew well under the radar in this year's tackle class. At 6-foot-5, 317, Schwartz is well built to play right tackle in the pros after starting 51 career games at Cal, 35 on the left side and 16 on the right. He scored a 35 on his Wonderlic test last spring and should be a Week 1 starter in Cleveland.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 07:29:00 PM

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