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NFL Free Agency 2012: Chiefs Tender Belcher

The Kansas City Chiefs got an early start on securing their own free agents by tendering restricted free agent Jovan Belcher at a second round level yesterday.

As a restricted free agent, the Chiefs control Belcher’s rights. If Belcher signs his tender, he will be on a one-year contract that will pay him $1.972 million. Should another team wish to make Belcher an offer the Chiefs would have the chance to match it. If KC would choose not to match the offer, the team wishing to sign Belcher would have to give the Chiefs a second round draft pick.

Belcher is a solid player but it is very unlikely any team sees him as worth a second round pick. Should the Chiefs get an offer I’d have to think they’d gladly take it but don’t hold your breath. Belcher will be back with the Chiefs next season, likely competing with Brandon Siler for a starting spot.

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