Schwartz was drafted in the 7th round in 2008 by the Carolina Panthers. He played in all 16 games in 2009, starting 3. In 2010, he started in all 16 games for the Panthers. He missed the entire 2011 season due to a hip injury and an ensuing surgery. Still only 26, Schwartz can play guard or tackle, and his known as a terrific run blocker. He adds versatile depth to the Chiefs offensive line as Kansas City continues to be aggressive in this free agent signing period. He be a fit for the right tackle spot vacated when Eric Winston was cut earlier in the off season.
According to NFL draft analyst and publisher of DraftInsider.net Tony Pauline reported via twitter that they Jets had interest in Schwartz on February 20, 2013.
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) February 20, 2013
Also today, the Chiefs confirmed the signing of former Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith. His signing was first reported on Thursday and is a 3-year deal $18 million, reportedly. There are no details for the Schwartz signing available at this time.