Veteran center Wiegmann wants to return to Chiefs, agent says

Casey Wiegmann will turn 38 on Wednesday, but he's not ready to give up on his NFL career just yet.

Wiegmann's agent, Joe Linta, told ESPN.com on Monday that the veteran center has decided he wants to return for a 16th NFL season if he can work out a new contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs selected Florida State center Rodney Hudson in the second round of the April draft, but coach Todd Haley has said Wiegmann is welcome to return.

Linta said earlier this offseason that Wiegmann was "50-50" to play in 2011. However, ESPN.com notes, the lingering NFL lockout might have helped Wiegmann recover from the rigors of a long season. Wiegmann owns a consecutive snaps streak of over 10,000, which started in 2001.

Wiegmann returned for his second Chiefs stint last season after two years with the AFC West rival Denver Broncos. He also played in Kansas City from 2001 to 2007 after starting his career with the New York Jets (1997) and Chicago Bears (1997-2000).

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