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The Morning Fix: Chiefs News 2/11

Sparse Chiefs-related news out there today, Addicts. There were a few stories over the wekend, however that you might need catching up on.

Here is what we covered:

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent WR Mardy Gillyard. Gilyard posted about the signing on his Twitter account, though the team has yet to confirm.

Gilyard was selected 99th overall by the Rams in the 2010 NFL draft. He has since bounced from the Rams  to the Jets and the Eagles but  has failed to catch on.

Obviously Chiefs head coach Andy Reid saw something he liked in Gilyard during his time in Philly and has decided to give him a shot in KC.

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The 6’4, 295-pound Dixon was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. He has spent the last few seasons with the New York Jets.
Dixon will come in having some familiarity with new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton’s defense. He played only 58 snaps for the Jets last year. In 2011, he played 435 snaps and Pro Football Focus graded him a -8.2 overall, recording two sacks.
Much like Scott Pioli did when he became the GM, the new regime is loading up the bottom of the roster with players they are familiar with. A few years ago, it was ex-Patriots and ex-Cardinals. Now, we are seeing players that have spent time with the Eagles and Jets.

Chiefs Sign Dixon

And here are a few new ones from KCChiefs.com.

The crazy time of year that is free agency is fast approaching, so KCChiefs.com has you covered with a 30-day free agency look, highlighting the 30 most intriguing free agents or players who could be released/traded during the offseason.

You may have noticed, there are no restricted free agents on the list, largely because they rarely leave their current teams. None of the reports are indicative of the Chiefs plans for the 2013 free agency season.

Free Agency Preview, Day 2

Drafted: 2008, 1st Round-1st pick overall by the Miami Dolphins

Jake Long’s 2012 season was shortened, due to a triceps injury that sidelined the tackle after Week 12. It was the second-consecutive season in which Long wasn’t able to compete in all 16 regular season games, after doing so during his first three years in the league (2008-10).

Free Agency Preview, Day 1

Lastly, a reminder that Arrowhead Addict is looking to add to our staff. Info here.

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