Found March 12, 2013 on
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In a little over two hours, the 2013 NFL football season officially begins. Free agency frenzy will be in full effect. Many players will join new teams, and the Kansas City Chiefs have already started to build their new look. If you've been living under a rock for the last month and a half, I'll fill you in.
This offseason, Andy Reid was hired as the new head coach replace Romeo Crennel. Reid was fired by the Eagles and was the top coach available. Kansas City also brought in John Dorsey as the new General Manager. Dorsey was the Director of College Scouting for the Green Bay Packers from 2000-2010, and took over as the Director of Football Operations in 2011 and 2012. In his first big move as general manager, Dorsey lined up a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for Alex Smith. The Chiefs will trade away this year's 2nd round draft pick, and a conditional draft pick in 2014 based on Smith's performance. Kansas City also agreed to a five year contract with Dwayne Bowe, who will continue his career as the Chiefs' top receiver. Dorsey also placed the franchise tag on tackle Branden Albert, preventing him from hitting the free agent market while Albert and the organization try to work out a long-term contract. Dustin Colquitt also signed a five year contract worth $18.75 million, with $8.9 million guaranteed, making him the highest paind punter in the NFL. With as much work as Colquitt did last season, he deserves that contract. The Chiefs also worked with defensive end Tyson Jackson to restructure his contract and free up some much need salary cap room.
In free agency, the Chiefs have already made a couple of solid moves, agreeing to terms with former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson to assist in filling the void left by Brandon Carr that was never filled in 2012. The contract with Robinson was reported to be a three year deal worth around $15 million, with about $4 million guaranteed this year. The Chiefs have also signed some players to add some depth to the roster including safety Husain Abdullah, receiver Mardy Gilyard, defensive end Marcus Dixon, defensive tackle Daniel Muir, offensive lineman Ryan Durand, and tight end Kevin Brock. The Chiefs have also released right tackle Eric Winston, tight end Kevin Boss, and receiver Steve Breaston.
With free agency beginning today, our beloved Chiefs are in a position to make a few key moves to fill some holes before the NFL draft in April. With the quarterback position filled, key resignings in Bowe and Albert, and adding Robinson as depth in the secondary, the Chiefs focus may turn to the defensive line, secondary, and the offensive line. I wouldn't be surprised if the Chiefs also signed a free agent veteran wide receiver. If I had any say in the free agent signings, these are the players at those positions that I would sign:
Either - CB Sean Smith or Chris Houston (or splash move DeAngelo Hall)
DE Mike DeVito
OT Ryan Harris
Either - WR Greg Jennings or a combination of Brandon Gibson and Austin Collie
I'd like to see a mix, if not all, of these players in Chiefs' uniforms, but I'm not in charge. I'm sure any of the moves that Dorsey and Reid make will benefit the team in 2013.
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You can’t have enough people who can cover, and the Kansas City Chiefs seem to be following that philosophy.
After signing cornerback Dunta Robinson, it seemed the team would be set to move on to other needs, but with the explosion of spread offenses, the Chiefs feel they still need one more quality cover guy.
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Chiefs are still...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed receiver Donnie Avery. Andy Reid took care of his best receiver Dwayne Bowe, and now he’s given him a partner in crime.
The former Indianapolis Colts wideout, Avery came on in 2012 playing with rookie Andrew Luck and is cashing in on that performance.
Avery adds speed to the outside giving quarterback Alex...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to trade quarterback Matt Cassel. If they can’t move him, they’ll be forced to cut him.
Chiefs are trying to trade Matt Cassel, I’m told. No surprise. Interested parties? Look at Vikings, Cardinals, Bucs. Otherwise he’ll be cut
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2013
I wouldn’t expect...
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Kansas City Chiefs might ask quarterback Alex Smith to restructure his contract.
Hearing that KC might ask QB Alex Smith to restructure his contract for a little cap room. No cut, just shift.
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) March 13, 2013
With Smith’s cap number st $8.5 million, restructuring his contract would free up more money...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. To many outside observers, it appeared Alex Smith was somewhat OK with his benching last fall in San Francisco.
In fact, teammates lauded Smith for his unselfishness and his team-first attitude after he was replaced by Colin Kaepernick.
Well, the truth is, Smith may have been unselfish and a great teammate at the time, but he was anything but OK with the benching...
Donnie Avery has signed a three-year, $8.55 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.Fantasy Spin:Avery experienced a resurgence with the Colts in 2012 with 60 receptions for 781 yards and three touchdowns. He'll likely be the Chiefs No. 2 receiver across from Dwayne Bowe in 2013.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs aren't exactly stockpiling Joe Montana and Steve Young at the quarterback position these days.
But the Chiefs and new coach Andy Reid are wasting no time creating a new depth chart at the position.
On the same day the team's trade for San Francisco's Alex Smith finally became official, the Chiefs also reportedly added free-agent...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement with defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey.
And 49ers have reached agreement with former Chiefs DT Glenn Dorsey.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
Dorsey will be a nice addition for the 49ers. He’s very underrated as a run stopper and will only help with Justin Smith not getting any...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the 49ers have reached an agreement with free agent DT Glenn Dorsey.
The Chiefs reportedly wanted to keep Dorsey, but after they signed Mike DeVito it became clear that Dorsey would most likely be playing elsewhere next season.
San Francisco lost Isaac Sopoaga and Ricky Jean-Francois is unlikely to be back, so makes sense for them to bolster their...
Adam Schefter is reporting that the 49ers and DT Glenn Dorsey have reached an agreement. No word yet on the language of the contract.And 49ers have reached agreement with former Chiefs DT Glenn Dorsey.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013The 49ers will look to have Dorsey replace the depature of Isaac Sopoaga and most likely Ricky Jean-Francois on the defensive line. Dorsey...
While covering the first day of free agency, NFL Network brought on former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli to do a live interview on Total Access. During the interview, Warren Sapp was off-camera and didn’t realize his mic was on. They started to discuss the New England Patriots draft strategy and Sapp can be heard muttering, “oh s*** no no no, it’s the same f****** speech we had...
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Via multiple reports defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey will visit the San Francisco 49ers. Dorsey who was the fifth pick in the 2008 draft by the Chiefs, is one of the hottest free agents available.
This would be a great pickup for the 49ers who lost nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga on the first day of free agency to the Eagles. The 49ers also could loss defensive end...