Coffee with the Chiefs – It’s happening


Good morning, Addicts! You might be aware already, but in case you are not, the start of National Football League free agency is today at 11 a.m. CST. While teams can’t sign the free agents of other franchises until March 9, the tampering window opens and deals will start being made fast and furiously.

For the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans, this is both a scary and exciting team. The Chiefs have not retained any of their key free agents to this point sans Eric Berry, who was given the franchise tag. Kansas City will have to sweat out the idea of losing Derrick Johnson, Sean Smith, Mike DeVito, Tamba Hali, Jeff Allen, Tyvon Branch, Husain Abdullah, Donald Stephenson, Jaye Howard, Chase Daniel, Frank Zombo and others.

Needless to say, you are going to want to keep your browser open on Arrowhead Addict all day. We will be hammering out the latest news and rumors.

Here’s the news you need to know…

Chiefs say they want Tamba Hali back next seasonJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"When it voided many people freaked out and thought this meant Tamba was gone. I just thought there was more to the story and it appears that there is. Tamba is currently scheduled to hit free agency on March 9 but those quotes from Reid in the KC Star suggest there’s a chance he comes back."

Kansas City has intrigue before start of free agencyTerez Paylor of the Kansas City Star

"As it stands, the Chiefs have a number of a key players whose agents should be busy, including a pair of longtime team icons — 33-year-old inside linebacker Derrick Johnson and 32-year-old outside linebacker Tamba Hali — and three key starters in defensive tackle Jaye Howard, cornerback Sean Smith and offensive guard Jeff Allen."