Free agency is one week old and there's yet to be any action on Kansas City Chiefs unrestricted free agents WR Bobby Wade and S Mike Brown. Both players saw plenty of action for the Chiefs in 2009 but neither are perceived as the answer at their positions.
At the NFL Combine, Chiefs GM Scott Pioli said the team has had conversations with most every free agent on the team.
"We’ve had conversations with all of them," Pioli said. "We’re trying to keep some guys in the fold. That’s a big part of free-agency as well. It’s not only going out and signing other players. It’s also trying to hold on to the ones you want to keep here as well.”
For Bobby Wade, the signing of Jerheme Urban makes it unlikely he'll return.
Wade, 29, joined the Chiefs after the start of the 2009 season. He started strong catching six balls for 72 yards in his first game but never progressed past that point. At times it appeared he clashed with Todd Haley on the field but publicly both sides downplayed the events and credited it to the heat of the moment.
Mike Brown came to the Chiefs last summer as someone who was a perceived favorite of Haley. He's known for his work ethic and leadership but his physical skills were clearly in decline last season and I imagine the Chiefs would prefer to have a younger option at the strong safety position.
The feeling among media members when the Chiefs first signed him was that Brown could be a solid signing -- if he stayed healthy. Well, he did indeed stay healthy in the 2009 season but routinely gave up big passing plays in the secondary.
Brown, 32, hasn't had any suitors in free agency (that we know of).
The perception is that Brown is physically done but we know how this regime likes to bring in guys that are familiar so don't count him out just yet.