From the FanPosts. -Chris
My instinct tells me that this NFL Lockout is over, with the rookie wage scales and free agency rules in place, football will kick off soon. This NFL Free Agency 2011 season for the Chiefs will be a very interesting one, with not many high profile "must have" players available it shall be interesting who the Chiefs go after. This is a list of 4 free agents that make the most sense for the Kansas City Chief's playoff caliber team.
Ok, I have read Chiefs fans arguing and arguing about who they want at right tackle, I see Matt Light's name and Ryan Harris's name always popping up. The one name i never see is Tyson Clabo, Clabo in my opinion is the best right tackle in the game and the best fit for the Chiefs. Matt Light has question marks all over him with his age and how he would fit at right tackle. Ryan Harris has question marks all over him with injuries and not playing in a full season since 2008. Tyson Clabo is a Pro-Bowl right tackle and that is all most unheard for a right tackle making the Pro-Bowl. The Chiefs offensive line be significantly better with Clabo at right tackle and be arguably one of the best in league as soon as we figure out if Casey Wiegmann will be back.
The Chiefs have virtually no one at all capable of being a consistent slot receiver. Dexter McCluster is just not that appealing to me at the slot and I think he is better off helping out the run game. Steve Breaston makes the most sense for the Chiefs, he is a good player, he is smart, he doesn't have off the field issues, and most important of all he was coached by the Chief's very own Todd Haley.
The starting nose tackle is among the biggest questions on the Chiefs whole entire depth chart. The Chiefs drafted Jerell Powe in April's draft and looks like he could be a decent nose tackle. I honestly think the Chiefs would be fine with a combo of Ron Edwards, Shaun Smith, and Jerrell Powe taking snaps, but if the Chiefs want to take it to the next level Aubrayo Franklin is their man. Franklin is one of the best in the NFL at nose tackle and is one of the most valuable pieces on the 49ers defense, a defense that has one of the best front sevens in the league. If the Chiefs are planning on going after Franklin they wouldn't have to worry about re-signing veterans Ron Edwards and Shaun Smith. If the Chiefs were to get Aubrayo Franklin this would be their "Block Buster" or "Big Splash" they make in free agency.
4. Takeo Spikes: Inside Linebacker, San Francisco 49ers
Yes, I know that Takeo Spikes is old, and yes I know he is on the downside of his NFL career, but that doesn't mean that he is not a bad football player. The Chiefs defense will be without a vocal leader especially with Mike Vrabel hanging up the cleats. A inside linebacker duo of Derrick Johnson and Takeo Spikes would be very scary for opposing offenses as Spikes would be a big upgrade over Jovan Belcher. Spikes continues to produce numbers and be a vocal leader for the 49ers and a one to two year contract wouldn't hurt the Chiefs at all.