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Chiefs’ Fisher searching for groove after injury

Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher tries to keep Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy (76) from getting into the backfield during an NFL preseason game.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Fisher refuses to use offseason shoulder surgery as an excuse.
When the left tackle was beaten by a defensive end in a preseason game in Carolina on Sunday, the former No. 1 overall draft pick punched the ground in frustration. When Fisher was beaten again later in the game in pass protection, he could be seen seething through his facemask.
Afterward, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the surgery — along with another procedure for a sports hernia — has made Fisher to be tired later in games, and that has led to his rather uneven performance. But while ...


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