Bowe’s “non-exclusive” tag means that he is free to negotiate with other teams when free agency begins on March 13th, but the Chiefs have the option to match any offer Bowe receives or be compensated two first-round draft picks in return. Once Bowe signs the one-year franchise tenure, negotiations with other clubs must cease.
The deadline for the Chiefs and Bowe to agree on a long-term extension prior to the 2012 season is July 16th. Last year, Hali inked a long-term deal that put his new contract in play before the start of the season.
“Our decision to partner with Dreams is part of our ongoing effort to offer the best possible experience for our fans – both on game day and outside of Arrowhead Stadium,” said Chiefs President Mark Donovan. “The new site features more product choices and a more seamless experience between the Pro Shop at Arrowhead and the Pro Shop Online.”
The Chiefs and Dreams have launched a shopping experience with a wider selection of NFL Licensed products and the Pro Shop at Arrowhead will work in conjunction with the Pro Shop Online to handle customer returns, refunds or exchanges at no additional charge to the fan. Additionally, visitors to the Pro Shop Online will have the option to search and shop online for an expanded product offering.
Teams like Seattle, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis and San Diego are all searching for anchors like Soliai, who was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011.
Nose tackles are one of the hardest position to find in football, and as a result they’re often paid handsomely. Haloti Ngata received a five-year, $61 million contract (which paid him a $25 million signing bonus) from the Ravens, and last season Cleveland gave Ahtya Rubin a contract that pays him $8.75 a year, which featured $18 million in guaranteed money.
It was an interesting rookie season for Houston, whose team had an in-season coaching change: Todd Haley was replaced on an interim basis by Romeo Crennel, who eventually got the full-time job. It may be a good fit for Houston: When Crennel was head coach of the Cleveland Browns in the mid-2000s, the defensive coordinator was a guy named Todd Grantham.
Last September, Houston also made waves back home in Georgia when he told a Chiefs beat writer that it was probably time for head coach Mark Richt to go. Houston denies saying that now, as he explained on Monday, along with a number of other subjects: