2016 Chiefs free agency: Part 2

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This time last week, we discussed free agent options for the Kansas City Chiefs, on the offensive side of the football. Today, we’ll finish what we started and run through a list of defensive players who can help the team in 2016. If you missed my column last week, stop here and get yourself caught up. For those of you who’ve already done the required reading, let’s proceed.

I’m sure this will come as no real surprise, but unlike the offense, I think continuity is much more important than adding talent for the Chiefs’ defense. In 2015, Kansas City finished the season as the league’s third-best defensive unit. Keeping that group together is where the front office will find the most success. Unfortunately for them, doing so will be no small feat. There are more than a dozen outgoing defensive players the Chiefs must make tough decisions on.

Before we take a look at a pair of positions where the Chiefs could use outside help, let’s check the names of defensive free agents currently in house. Remember, I’m pretending to be John Dorsey here. Filling the shoes of a man who was the Pro Football Writers of America’s Executive of the Year is a tough, tough job. I think I’m up for it though and shall take the responsibility very seriously. Let’s begin.

  1. Eric Berry
  2. Sean Smith
  3. Derrick Johnson
  4. Tamba Hali
  5. Mike DeVito
  6. Tyvon Branch
  7. Husain Abdullah
  8. Frank Zombo
  9. Jamell Fleming
  10. Jaye Howard
  11. Dezman Moses
  12. Marcus Cooper
  13. Daniel Sorensen
  14. Nick Williams
  15. David King

Next: Who goes, who stays?