Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey watches warmups before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Begin Building Offseason Roster

The Kansas City Chiefs’ season ended less than a week ago and the front office, led by general manager John Dorsey has wasted no time in building the offseason roster. The Chiefs anounced they have signed 12 players to reserve/future contracts for the offseason. Those players are:

Ridge Wilson – LB, Fred Williams – WR, Kevin Rutland – DB, Rashad Ross – WR, Eric Kettani – FB, Vernon Kearney – DB, Jerrell Jackson – WR, Demetrius Harris – TE, Frankie Hammond Jr. – WR, Chandler Burden – T, Malcolm Bronson – DB and Chas Alecxih – DT.

While some of these names are completely foreign to most Chiefs fans, some of them are familiar. Harris was the standout Wisconsin basketball star who Dorsey brought into training camp this past offseason to try out at tight end. Hammond, Wilson and Williams all spent time with the Chiefs during last offseason and preseason.

Dorsey has already proven that he will be a GM that won’t rest on making this roster better. He’s continually combing the field of available athletes for talent and has already shown that he can uncover that diamond in the rough — think Sean McGrath, Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker. As the offseason approaches the preseason, I would look for some of these names to be players who might make a difference next season.

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  • jpopejoy

    I can’t remember the last time I was so excited for the offseason. Chiefs should be able to get a 6-3 WR (Benjamin or Allen) or Clinon-Dix with their first pick. While initially I think we need a safety more…I hope we take WR, as safeties are easier to get in the later rounds.

    • sidibeke

      I get that logic, but I also feel like there’s a higher likelihood of a 1st rd WR being a bust compared to a 1st rd FS. What do you think?

      • jpopejoy

        Safety is much less of a skilled position than WR. I’d go WR first…want that speed and size. FS may be the least skilled position in D. I’d rather wait to the 3rd round for that. I think decline on WR is greater than FS

    • Weston James

      WR is deep in this draft. FS, not so much. I’d rather get Pryor from Louisville. Hard-hitting safety who plays with massive amounts of energy. The only concern I would have is his ability to play man coverage–not that it’s poor. He wasn’t asked to use it much. But he is worth the risk. I could see him sneaking in as a late first round prospect.

  • James Stumbaugh

    I hope the chiefs realize tamba and Houston nor anyone else can get to a nqb that is throwing the ball in less than 3 seconds we need db the can cover wr off the line not 10 yds back think speed!!!!

  • berttheclock

    One other area top GMs look at for players is the Canadian Football League. Freeman of the Colts played very well against the Chiefs and intercepted the pass meant for Fasano. Grigson, the GM of the Colts scouted him in Canada and brought him as a FA. In Seattle, Schneider, the GM of the Seahawks, scouted Browner, the large and rugged CB, who had almost made the Broncos squad before an injury forced him to go to Canada.

    At least, this year, thanks to the Rockettes scheduling the Music Hall, Dorsey has two extra weeks to find college talent.

  • Chris Tarrants

    I won’t be happy until I hear who has been cut, until I know for a fact that Lewis and Robinson are both gone I will not be satisfied lol. Let me sleep at night knowing that we don’t have to watch these clowns miss tackles and blow assignments all season next year!

    • Dan B

      AMEN to that statement !!!!

      • Dan B

        Dunta’s dreads get to the ball before his body.. Nevermind his hands.

  • freshmeat62

    I heard something a couple days ago that someone signed a rugby player.