The Kansas City Chiefs are not going to be creating a ton of cap space this offseason. According to Over The Cap, the Chiefs have approximately $27.73 million to spend if the salary cap comes in at $150M.
Kansas City is in good position, but can it open up even more space to sign guys like Eric Berry, Jaye Howard, Derrick Johnson and Sean Smith? Well, general manager John Dorsey might not like the answer. The Chiefs can createa little bit more, but there are not too many options.
One that stands out is guard Paul Fanaika, who Dorsey signed for three years last offseason at a shade over $6 million.
Fanaika never played a regular-season game for Kansas City after going on Injured Reserve in the preseason. If Dorsey decided that the maturation of both Zach Fulton and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is enough to move on from Fanaika, the Chiefs would save a touch less than $1 million, while taking on a hit of $1.166 million in dead money. Kansas City would also save $2 million in 2017 with only $583,334 in dead money.
Another name to watch for both cap and roster reasons is Knile Davis. Davis has been a decent player for the Chiefs, but he fell out of favor in the backfield last year. After Jamaal Charles got hurt, it w3as Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware taking over instead of Davis. Cutting him would net $700,000 in cap savings with just over $120,000 in dead money. Combine those two, and it is almost $2 million.
What say you, Addicts? Worth cutting them?