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September 30, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) scrambles from a tackle attempt by San Diego Chargers defensive end Vaughn Martin (92) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Lost Out On Lineman To Miami Dolphins


The Kansas City Chiefs have had a pretty successful run in NFL Free Agency this offseason but we learned today that head coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey didn’t get every player they wanted.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, the Chiefs had an offer on the table for former San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Vaughn Martin.

From the Sun-Sentinel:

Martin started 27 games for the Chargers the last two seasons and amassed 66 tackles and two sacks. His strength is playing the run and at 6-foot-4, 308 pounds he’s a better fit for defensive tackle in Miami’s 4-3 scheme.

Martin said defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers, who is viewed in NFL circles as one of the league’s best, was one of the main reasons he signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins.

“Everyone wants to win. You can see it in their eyes and I was flattered they see me as a piece of their puzzle,” said Martin, who said he had offers from the Patriots, Eagles, Chargers, Chiefs and Seattle.

Martin, a fourth-round pick out of Western Ontario (Canada) College in 2009, started 12 games last season, but was rated by ProFootballFocus.com as the NFL’s 70th best 3-4 defensive end based on his 474 snaps.

Based on the Pro Football Focus rating, it looks like Martin would have been more of a role player/depth move than someone who would be fighting for a starting job.

Still, there must be something on tape that indicated Martin can improve or I doubt so many teams would have been interested in him.

The Chiefs will certainly need to add more defensive line depth but they have plenty of time to do that. The NFL Draft is just weeks away and after that there is usually a second wave of free agency as teams rush to fill holes they were unable to address in the draft.

(h/t Arrowhead Pride)

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  • Chris Tarrants

    Moving along, nothing to see here

  • berttheclock

    Yet another example of the inept Pioli who brought nothing from his viewing of scouting material with the Pats and did very little to check out anyone for the ’09 draft. Pioli took Donald Washington near the top of the 4h round and left the future pro bowler Melton on board for the Bears and Martin for the Bolts.
    Interesting background of Martin as he was another who came out of nowhere (University of Western Ontario) to have a great combine. He could have helped our run stoppage, but, I see the point of his agent that he would prefer to play the 4-3. At least, R&D tried.
    Now, back to 25 days and counting for the Just Say No to Geno day. Prospects with flaws should never be taken at the Number One spot and Geno needs a lot of work on his footwork, so, he can stop just trying to throw with his arm. He needs a solid QB coach and Matt Nagy, who spent his professional days as an Arena QB may not be the type of QB coach he really needs. Pete Prisco really lays out his flaws and I accept PP’s word as he was one of the only pundits who saw through the workings of Pioli last year. When, Peter King, Bucky Brooks, Bill Williamson and others saw playoffs ahead for the 2012 Chiefs, Prisco said no as he wrote with Matt C, it really did not matter whom Pioli had added.

    • BoiseChiefPotato

      Normally, I just see a post and realize that people are stupid. But you sir, are fucking stupid. God bless

      - the elitist factor

      • Chief Hokie

        What’s your problem man? Is your life really so miserable that you have to come on message boards and insult people, on easter Sunday no less? If you don’t agree with the post then feel free to explain your rationale. God bless.

      • David Fritch

        ^ Wow you have issues…

        • BoiseChiefPotato

          Haha sorry. Left my tablet on my table and my stupid cousin started spamming. He’s a Bronco fan so go ahead and tell him he’s a dumb prick. I’m not that big of an asshole! But yeah, sorry he’s a dick.

          • PunjabiPete

            LOL awesome!

    • Bill

      As an OSU fan felt very strongly that Donald Washington was a terrible pick. That’s when I changed my thinking on Pioli and he doesn’t know what he was doing. The only way he would’ve been successful in KC is if Tom Brady came with him