Chiefs Expected to be Much Quieter in Free Agency
Associated Press - March 11, 2014 6:11 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – When general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were hired by the Chiefs last year, they knew that there would be plenty of turnover on a roster that produced just two wins.
So, they predictably made a splash – the kind you make doing a cannonball off the high diving board – in free agency, signing veterans such as Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson, picking up role players such as offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz and giving everything a fairly thorough overhaul.
It all seemed to work, too. The Chiefs went 11-5 and made the playoffs.
The downside of all that maneuvering is that now the team is starved for cash, and with free agency starting Tuesday, the Chiefs are looking at a much more modest splash.
Think pebble-in-a-pond kind of splash.
The priorities are interior offensive line, where Schwartz and Jon Asamoah are due to hit free agency, along with wide receiver and free safety. Offensive line and defensive back are two areas with depth, so Kansas City just might be able to make due with its shoestring budget.