The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed free agent C Casey Wiegmann.
Wiegmann (6-2, 285) has played in 195 games (168 starts) during his 14-year career with Indianapolis (’96), the N.Y. Jets (’96-97), Chicago (’97-00), Kansas City (2001-07) and Denver (2008-09). He earned a Pro Bowl berth with the Broncos following the 2008 campaign. Wiegmann started 111 consecutive regular season games and opened two playoff contests during his initial tour of duty with the Chiefs. Dating back to 2001, Wiegmann has started 143 consecutive games at center and has taken 9,078 consecutive snaps at that position. He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Indianapolis in ’96.
The University of Iowa product started 27 games at center for the Hawkeyes, earning All-Big Ten honors as a senior. Wiegmann prepped at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, Iowa, where he was coached by the late Ed Thomas, who was named the 2005 NFL High School Coach of the Year.