Coffee with the Chiefs – Tamba returns


Good morning, Addicts! It’s March 9, and that means the start of full-blown National Football League free agency. We know that the Kansas City Chiefs have retained both strong safety Eric Berry (franchise tag) and outside linebacker Tamba Hali (three-year deal). Now it becomes a question if they can sign Sean Smith, Derrick Johnson and Jaye Howard.

Kansas City has the cap space to get the job done, so money isn’t the question. Really, it is all about how much coin general manager John Dorsey is willing to part with in order to keep one of the league’s best defenses together. The Chiefs are hoping to make a run at not only the AFC West title but a Super Bowl, a lofty place the franchise has not been since 1969.

Here is the news you need to know…

Chiefs, Tamba Hali agree to three-year dealAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Despite lingering knee soreness and a broken thumb that forced him to play at the end of the season with a cast on his right hand, Hali was selected in 2015 to play in the Pro Bowl for a fifth time."

Ex-Chiefs player’s brain is donated to researchAssociated Press

"Jason Belser said he first took his father to the Mayo Clinic in February 2015 for an evaluation done through the NFL Players Trust, which was created in 2013 to support for former NFL players’ health and transition from professional football."

Kansas City does not have bad options at centerJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Normally a guard, Fulton stepped in for Morse twice last season when Morse went down with concussions. I was very impressed with Fulton at center because he not only did a good job but also because I had few expectations for him given he has been a guard during his time in Kansas City."