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Chiefs Lose Former Beginning O-Lineman to Cowboys: Report

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The Chiefs acquired OL Cameron Erving in a commerce with the Browns in August 2017.

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys have crossed paths on three transactions prior to now week.

First, the Chiefs stunned the soccer world on Sunday by buying free agent DL Taco Charlton, the Cowboys’ 2017 first-round draft alternative. With a view to make the signing official, Kansas Metropolis was pressured to waive a pair of gamers, together with Dallas 2019 seventh-round decide RB Mike Weber, to clear spots on the roster. Now the defending Tremendous Bowl champions are reportedly dropping considered one of their very own free brokers to Massive D.

In keeping with a number of experiences and later confirmed by the group, the Cowboys have agreed to phrases on a 1-year contract with ex-Chiefs OL Cameron Erving.

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The 27-year-old was considered one of two dozen impending free brokers for the Chiefs this offseason, nevertheless, the membership declined to train its 2020 possibility on the sixth-year swing lineman — a transfer that saved $3.25 million in cap house for the financially strapped franchise.

Erving initially entered the league as a first-round draft decide (No. 19 general) of the Cleveland Browns in 2015 earlier than being traded to Kansas Metropolis in August 2017 in trade for a 2018 fifth-round decide. The 6-foot-5-inch, 313-pound blocker spent the previous three seasons in a Chiefs uniform after signing a two-year, $8.27 million extension simply days previous to the beginning of the 2018 common season. Throughout that span, Erving began 25 of 40 video games and performed a complete of 1,694 common season snaps for Kansas Metropolis, together with a personal-high 830 snaps (79 %) throughout his most efficient season in 2018.

Dallas Swaps a Cam For a Cam

Erving offers the Cowboys with positional flexibility with expertise at each the guard and deal with positions, however has struggled with penalties all through his profession regardless of primarily serving in a key reserve function. The Florida State product has accounted for 31 complete accepted flags over 5 seasons (12 of which got here in 2018 alone) however noticed enchancment in 2019 with solely 4 accepted infractions on 611 common season snaps.

He’s anticipated to assist fill the function of fellow swing deal with Cameron Fleming, who just lately signed a free agent cope with the New York Giants. Nevertheless, some analysts consider the veteran could also be “only a camp physique.”

Early indications, together with that from Dallas Morning Information reporter Michael Gehlken, level to Erving assuming the OT3 spot behind LT Tyron Smith and RT La’el Collins on the Cowboys depth chart.

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