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Updated: March 15th, 2013 12:38pm
Geoff Schwartz leaves Vikings to sign one-year deal with Kansas City

Geoff Schwartz leaves Vikings to sign one-year deal with Kansas City

by Tom Pelissero
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Geoff Schwartz is getting another fresh start.

The free-agent offensive lineman announced on Friday afternoon via Twitter he has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs.

According to's Darren Wolfson, it's a one-year contract worth up to $1.2 million, including incentives.

Schwartz, 26, joined the Vikings on another one-year deal last March after sitting out the 2011 season in Carolina because of hip surgery and hoped to get a shot to start at right guard.

But he suffered a sports hernia in training camp, missed the entire preseason and never started a game, appearing in 13 and rotating some with Brandon Fusco.

Neither side showed much interest in a reunion, with Schwartz wanting a better chance to start and the Vikings preferring to pursue other options.

Schwartz is the second unrestricted free agent to leave the Vikings in as many days, along with linebacker Jasper Brinkley, who signed a two-year deal with Arizona.

The Vikings re-signed six other UFAs shortly before or after free agency opened on Tuesday. Still unsigned are two backups, receiver Devin Aromashodu and linebacker Marvin Mitchell.

Darren Wolfson contributed.

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