Which Restricted Free Agents Should The Chiefs Keep?

If you've been following the news around the league the last couple of days then you're hearing about a lot of NFL teams placing restricted free agent tenders on their players. We explained the four-year or six-year scenarios involved in restricted vs. unrestricted free agency the other day.

It looks like some (likely all) are operating under the current rules -- until midnight on March 3rd, anyway -- which says players with five or less of service in the league are eligible for restricted free agency. So using those numbers, I've gone ahead and separated all the RFAs (well, they're not all restricted free agents -- Greenwood is an exclusive rights free agent -- but the same thing applies) into two groups -- keep or maybe / no. The Chiefs can keep the RFAs by applying a tender correlating to draft picks (1st and 3rd round tender, 2nd round tender, etc).

Yes, definitely keep them

DE Wallace Gilberry, CB Brandon Carr, LB Cory Greenwood, OT Barry Richardson, TE Leonard Pope, RB Jackie Battle, C Rudy Niswanger and QB Brodie Croyle.

Maybe / No

TE Brad Cottam, FB Mike Cox, FB Tim Castille, S Reshard Langford, CB Maurice Leggett, OT Ryan O'Callaghan and LB Corey Mays.

Of course with any posts like this, there's going to be a lot of disagreement -- "Why did you pick Croyle to stay?" -- so let's hash it out in the comments.

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