Chiefs Offseason: Free Agency Only Five Weeks Away

The 2012 NFL season is officially over now that the New York Giants have beaten the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. It was a memorable season for the Giants, and the same is true with the Kansas City Chiefs (although we had a lot more things to forget).

But we must move onto the offseason. Free agency comes on March 13 and there are a number of key dates to remember between now and then.

As we mentioned before, the franchise tag can be applied starting on February 20 and ending on March 5. The Chiefs could be players with the franchise tag due to the impending free agency of Dwayne Bowe and Brandon Carr.

The NFL Combine is the next big date after that -- it'll be take place in Indianapolis from February 22-28. The Chiefs will head down there for the week and meet with their future draft picks at Lucas Oil Stadium.

That leads us to March 13, which is when free agency starts. It's a 3:00 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) start this year as opposed to the midnight start we've seen in years past.

And the other big offseason date: March 8, the day Peyton Manning's bonus is due.

What part are you looking forward to the most? I might actually be more interested in the date Manning is cut than the Combine.

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