KANSAS CITY MO - JANUARY 09: Defensive tackle Shaun Smith #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after a play against the Baltimore Ravens during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9 2011 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Since the NFL lockout is ending it's a good time to start preparing for the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency. The rules haven't yet been announced but at some point this week teams will be able to re-sign their own players.
With that in mind, I wanted to once again give you the list of Chiefs unrestricted free agents. These are the guys that have four or more years of service and an expired contract, and are free to sign with any team once the league year opens and free agency starts.
NT Ron Edwards, DE Shaun Smith, WR Terrance Copper, C Casey Wiegmann, S Jon McGraw, LB Charlie Anderson, WR Kevin Curtis, CB Travis Daniels, LB Mike Vrabel, RB Jackie Battle, FB Tim Castille, OT Ryan O'Callaghan, LB Corey Mays, TE Leonard Pope, C Rudy Niswanger and QB Brodie Croyle.
[Editor's note: Last time we did this I had RB Jackie Battle as a restricted free agent. I believe I was wrong and he's an unrestricted free agent.]
Keep this list of players handy. You'll need it when analyzing the Chiefs in free agency over the next week.
Now we just need to get an official timeline of re-opening the league, starting free agency and training camps.