Chiefs Facing Decisions with Nine Free Agents

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The Chiefs will have six players who will become unrestricted free agents at midnight.

DE Jason Babin LB Rocky Boiman S Oliver Celestin G Adrian Jones S Jon McGraw LB Pat Thomas
Age 28 29 28 27 29 26
Height 6'4" 6'4" 6'0" 6'4" 6'3" 6'2"
Weight 285 lbs 236 lbs 207 lbs 296 lbs 206 lbs 243 lbs

Back in January when we originally touched on our UFAs, I wanted to Babin, Boiman and McGraw retained.  That hasn't really changed but I'm more than willing to part ways with Boiman.

Out of this list, now I'd like to see Jason Babin and Jon McGraw retained. Babin appears to be a serviceable reserve while McGraw has worked his butt off, was a captain last season and would be an asset as a reserve in the secondary and/or on special teams.

(NOTE: ALRIGHT KNUCKLEHEADS, LET'S KEEP THE JON MCGRAW BASHING TO A MINIMUM. YOU ALL KNOW HE'S A FIRST COUSIN OF MINE AND THE BEST GROCERY BAGGER AT MY LOCAL MARKET.)

The cost for resigning any of these players isn't an issue because A)they're cheap and B) we have a lot of money to spend.

Restricted Free Agents

The Chiefs have offered Rudy Niswanger a second round tender, which is $1.417 million. In a nutshell, this means that Niswanger has until April 21st to negotiate an offer from another team.  The Chiefs have the right to match any offer. If they don't match the offer, the Chiefs would be eligible to receive compensatory draft picks in return.

Jarrad Page is another player that could be tendered as a restricted free agent. Since Page was a 7th round pick, the compensatory pick we would receive in the event that he was tendered then offered by another team would be a 7th rounder.  At this point, there's no question Page is worth more than a 7th rounder to the Cheifs.

Jeff Webb is another restricted free agent although I don't expect the Chiefs to extend a qualifying offer to him. He hasn't done much on the field to warrant any protection from the Chiefs.

Which of these unrestricted and restricted free agents do you think the Chiefs will retain?

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