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Report: Andy Reid Indicates The Chiefs Are Done With Free Agency For Now


The Kansas City Star dropped an article today that was calk full of interesting bits of information, including the claim that the Kansas City Chiefs are done playing in free agency, for now anyway.

From the Star:

After the Chiefs signed four players in the first 24 hours of free agency, Reid indicated no more free-agent additions were imminent.

Now, attention turns to the April 25-27 NFL Draft, in which the Chiefs hold the No. 1 overall selection.

“Who knows what happens from here?” Reid said. “We had this wave here and then we’re going to step back and kind of analyze what’s out there now. Is there a move to be made here or there? Yeah, possibly. But you’re digging in on the draft now.

“It’s important to get ourselves ready for the draft. Both John and I have said this before: That’s kind of where you build your football team. It’s not necessarily through free agency. That’s not what we’re trying to attempt to do.”

Hmmm. I can’t tell what this means. It almost seems like the Star is making a little bit of a jump here saying that the Chiefs are “done for now,” because later they say that Reid said no more signings were “imminent.”

The Chiefs were reportedly in hot pursuit of former Miami Dolphins CB Sean Smith. We haven’t gotten much news on Smith, though reports this morning said that the Philadelphia Eagles were out of the running for his services and that the CB was choosing between three teams, including the Dolphins.

Perhaps what Reid meant was that the Chiefs have made all the offers they are going to make. For instance, KC could have a couple of off the table to guys but may not be actively pursuing any other targets.

I wouldn’t rule out more news coming out of KC in the coming weeks. One thing we do know is that some point, something has to happen with QB Matt Cassel.

What do you think, Addicts? Are the Chiefs done signing free agents?

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  • Chris Tarrants

    I say that we just cut Cassel, then offer Pollard a contract that he can’t say no to and then get into draft mode

    • Trent Taylor

      We don’t need Pollard. We need another cover corner.

      • Chris Tarrants

        Ahh but we do need another good safety, agreed we really need a Corner too but would you really complain about adding a safety with the nick name bone crusher?

        • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.eckstein.31 Tyler Eckstein

          We don’t exactly need another safty because we will probably move Robinson there and we still have Lewis and Abdullah.

          • Guest

            Forgetting that Pollard has already been a Chief? He knocked Brady out, giving Cassel the starter spot, and the rest is history. Screw Pollard

    • Jarad

      Its ironic that you say cut Cassel and bring back Pollard. Pollard is the reason we got stuck with the Cassel era! Ha.

  • berttheclock

    As the days go on through FAcy, the money will drop. Day One = Big Money. Day Two, well, Goldson got a ton in Tampa Bay, but, Avril ended up signing for far less than he had been offered a couple of years back, same with Welker and DRG only signed for a one year with Denver. Smith, the CB from the Dolphins, may have found his demands will have to drop, as well.
    But, I really like the fact Reid learned a great of deal from his “Dream Team” days of FAcy and has settled into Dorsey’s thinking of building through the draft and UFAs.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    It’s possible that the Chiefs have the deal wrapped up already. Or they may have extended all of the offers they had planned to.

  • micah stephenson

    With all the big money they spending on these tier B/tier C players, they might not have much money left.

  • freshmeat62

    It’s pretty obvious now that the Chiefs are committed to taking a T w/ their 1st pick in the draft, so I think they still have to get another cover corner in FAgncy. Their 3 top corners are Flowers, Robinson, and Arenas at 5-9, 5-10, and 5-9 respectively. Going against 6-3 Thomas, and Decker for Denver, w/ Manning throwing to them – good grief! Unless they find some diamond in the rough in the draft, they don’t have a chance of getting one of the top 3 CB’s, unless they trade down. I hope they’re still in the Sean Smith sweepstakes.

  • http://twitter.com/EdMaldo1 Don Quijote

    Agree we need CBs that can cover and that are tall. I say draft Millner with the 1st.