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Grading Chiefs GM John Dorsey in His First Off Season Part 1

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As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to fully engage in their second off season under general manager John Dorsey, a lot of questions remain about the first go ’round from the head personnel man with the organization.

Last week we took a look at how Dorsey did in his first draft as the Chiefs’ GM. If you missed, you can check it out here. While he didn’t grade out well, I did say that it takes awhile to really judge a draft class, and thus it would be tough to say how he did one way or another.

However, with free agency and trades, that’s a bit of a different story. Generally when trades are made or free agents are signed, there’s more of a “truth in advertising” that goes along with that. Players who are signed or traded for generally have some playing time behind them, and are a little easier to judge.

That being said, I will not rate every single move that Dorsey made last off season. If I did, that would be three pages of Chad Hall being signed and released over and over again. Because of that, I’ve divided this piece into three major areas: trades, free agent signings and undrafted rookie free agents/waiver wire signings. This will allow us to only concentrate on the “major moves” and grade the off season — not counting the draft — as a whole.

I originally intended this to be one post, but it got entirely too long. So, part one will be trades and in-house free agents and part two will be open market free agents and waiver-wire acquisitions.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

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