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Eric Fisher | Tackle

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 315
College: Central Michigan
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Chiefs coach Andy Reid said LT Eric Fisher (ankle) and RT Jeff Allen (knee) will likely be sidelined another week.
Considering starters rarely play in the fourth preseason game, it is reasonable to expect Fisher and Allen will be held out the rest of the preseason. With both tackles sidelined, the Chiefs turned to Donald Stephenson on the left side and Paul Fanaika on the right in their second preseason game. Aug 22 - 1:37 PM

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Chiefs LT Eric Fisher suffered a high ankle sprain in Monday's practice.

It is a good result after Fisher had to be carted into the training room, but ESPN's Ed Werder cautions he is likely out a "couple weeks." Donald Stephenson is expected to step in at left tackle with Fisher sidelined. With RT Jeff Allen dealing with an MCL sprain, the Chiefs will likely add some depth this week.
Aug 18 - 8:38 AM

Chiefs LT Eric Fisher was carted off the field with an ankle injury in Monday's practice, and will undergo an MRI.

It's not a given that Fisher's injury is serious, but "cart" and "MRI" are never a good combination. Chiefs RT Jeff Allen is already sidelined with an MCL sprain. Donald Stephenson would likely man the blindside were Fisher to miss regular season games.
Aug 17 - 2:14 PM

Chiefs LT Eric Fisher was running with the second team in Thursday's OTAs session.

Donald Stephenson was manning the blindside. Coach Andy Reid said he just wanted to get Stephenson some work on the left, but it's a reminder that Fisher remained one of the league's worst tackles last season. Stephenson was a reserve. The Chiefs have crazily-little depth at tackle, with Jeff Allen checking in as the No. 3.
May 28 - 2:03 PM

Chiefs LT Eric Fisher says he's shed "20-30 pounds of body fat," and currently weighs 314.

It's a confusing statement, as Fisher's listed weight is 315, and he's never been known to struggle with conditioning. Perhaps he bulked up last offseason as he recovered from shoulder and sports-hernia operations. Fisher also says he's the "healthiest I've ever been." Fisher remained a major liability on Alex Smith's blindside last season, but did improve on 2013 even as he shifted from right tackle to left.
Apr 28 - 2:14 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid believes LT Eric Fisher made "big strides" in 2014.

Fisher started all 16 games as a sophomore, playing 1,030 of a possible 1,032 snaps on Alex Smith's blindside. He still graded out as one of Pro Football Focus' worst tackles, but improved on 2013 despite making the switch from the right side to the left. Staying on the field was a big step in the right direction for the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft, but Fisher needs to prove in 2015 that he's not destined for a career of turnstile duties.
Jan 15 - 9:56 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid blames LT Eric Fisher's preseason struggles on his offseason surgeries.

Fisher underwent shoulder and sports-hernia operations in the offseason. "Any time you’re coming off a significant injury, you’ve got to continue to battle through," Reid said Monday. "That's what this preseason has been for him." It's an optimistic outlook from Reid, one he's forced to take by the Chiefs' lack of alternatives on Alex Smith's blindside. Fisher has been beaten like a drum all preseason. Saturday against the Vikings looms as a huge test.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 03:45:00 PM

The Kansas City Star says it might be time to officially worry about LT Eric Fisher.

Fisher's move to left tackle was supposed to solve a lot of the problems he had last year, when he graded out as one of the league's worst right tackles. It hasn't happened that way. Fisher gave up a sack in the preseason opener and then got humiliated by the Panthers on Sunday night. We're not going to completely panic about the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, but he's not anywhere near where he should be right now.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:42:00 AM

Chiefs LT Eric Fisher (sports-hernia operation, shoulder) will be a full participant in training camp.

Fisher has reported early, getting in snaps with a "skeleton crew" on Tuesday. "I had the surgeries, so I needed to get out here, get situated before the vets get here," Fisher said. "I’m glad to be here early so I can get a jump on things." The No. 1 pick of last year's draft, Fisher is coming off a rough rookie campaign, but is replacing Branden Albert on the blindside.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 04:46:00 PM

Chiefs LT Eric Fisher (sports-hernia operation, shoulder) has been limited to individual drills in OTAs.

Fisher is missing out on valuable first-team reps as he makes the transition to the blindside, but remains on track to be ready for training camp.
Tue, May 27, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Chiefs LT Eric Fisher is recovering from shoulder and sports-hernia operations.

According to coach Andy Reid, Fisher is "rehabbing and doing well." No other information about Fisher's operations was disclosed, but it appears he should be ready to roll for training camp. Per Reid, Fisher has also gained five pounds of "good weight" after getting tossed around a bit as a rookie right tackle. The No. 1 pick of last spring's draft will be the Chiefs' blindside protector this season.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Speaking at the league meetings Tuesday, coach Andy Reid said Eric Fisher will play left tackle in 2014.

This was the thought all along, but GM John Dorsey was evasive when discussing the topic at the Combine. Fisher struggled at right tackle as a rookie but never played the position before. A move back to his natural left side will hopefully do him some good. Donald Stephenson is penciled in at right tackle.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 09:20:00 AM

An anonymous AFC executive guesses Chiefs OT Eric Fisher wouldn't even be a top-15 pick in the 2014 draft because the class is so strong.

Fisher, of course, went No. 1 overall last April in a class that was considered to be on the weak side. "The whole draft is really strong. Best draft I’ve seen," said new Bucs GM Jason Licht. "It’s probably tilted a little more toward offense, but it’s a strong draft." The 2014 class may not have the surefire quarterback, but it makes up for it with plenty of depth and playmakers.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey was evasive at the Combine when asked if 2013 No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher is ready to move to left tackle.

Fisher struggled mightily in 13 starts as a rookie right tackle. He clearly won't be handed the blind-side job entering camp. "I mean that’s a hypothetical," Dorsey said. "I wouldn’t address that right now." Just after the season, Dorsey stated he wanted Fisher to "gain 15 or 20 pounds," which is a lot. Branden Albert will walk in free agency, leaving Fisher and Donald Stephenson as the Chiefs' only tackles. Stephenson is a below-average NFL offensive lineman.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 11:00:00 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey said he wants RT Eric Fisher to get bigger and stronger this offseason.

"Size will help him a little bit," Dorsey said. "I think he can gain 15 or 20 pounds. I think he can (weigh) 315 to 320 (pounds). That’s a big deal." Fisher currently tips the scales at 6-foot-8, 305. He struggled mightily as rookie and dealt with various injuries. LT Branden Albert is an impending free agent, so the Chiefs may shift Fisher to Alex Smith's blind side in 2014.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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