We now have news on seven of the Kansas City Chiefs restricted or exclusive rights free agents. According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, three Chiefs were not offered tenders including RB Jackie Battle, OT Ryan O'Callaghan and FB Tim Castille.
It's possible these players are re-signed when a CBA deal is completed.
As for Battle, if the Chiefs do move Dexter McCluster to more of a running back role, Battle would have been at best the fourth man down on the depth chart behind Jamaal Charles, Thomas Jones and McCluster. I still like him as an extra running back, though. I wouldn't be shocked to see him back.
As for O'Callaghan, he was injured at the start of last season and never regained his starting job from Barry Richardson, so he was a backup as it was.
As for Castille, it would appear Mike Cox won this battle (although, to be clear, we haven't confirmed Cox received a tender). What's interesting about Castille is that he conducted a radio show in Birmingham, Ala. this week and talked like he was coming back.