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It was a solid first wave of free agency for the Chiefs and the team is being praised accordingly by local and national media outlets.
Even so, the Chiefs aren't done signing players. There's still a lot of work to be done.
Free agency's second wave will likely see the Chiefs make defensive additions and address depth issues on both sides of the football. A look at the current roster makeup shows several remaining areas of need.
Defense, Depth Could Highlight Chiefs' Second Wave Of Free Agency from The Mothership
As much as Cassel needs the competition to improve, he's not going to see it battling against the likes of Quinn and Ricky Stanzi. The fixed rules - the starting quarterback is going to get two out of every three snaps in the off-season and training camp. The other one-third will likely be split 50-50 between the other quarterbacks. So in the average training camp practice, Cassel will throw in the neighborhood of 45 to 50 passes in team work and passing drills. Quinn will get 15 to 20 and Stanzi will see 10 to 15 passes.
How is that competition?
Quarterback Competition?... Weekend Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
Starting inside linebacker Jovan Belcher, a restricted free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs worth $1.927 million. Belcher started all 16 games for the Chiefs last season and was second on the team behind Derrick Johnson in tackles.
I wanted Arrowhead Stadium to return to being a force for the team and I wanted the gameday production at the stadium to be the catalyst in both igniting the crowd and propelling our Chiefs during critical moments of the game. I wanted KCChiefs.com to be populated with top-flight video and editorial content, embarking on a movement of making KCChiefs.com a video destination rather than just another team-affiliated website.
The transformation of making that happen was arduous. When complete, however, it was evident in many forms that we were accomplishing what we had set out to do.
730 Days from The Mothership
Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli joined PFT Live on Wednesday. And instead of asking him 15 minutes of questions about why Peyton Manning didn't want to play for the Chiefs (one minute was more than enough), I focused on some of the other players the Chiefs have been able to round up during the past few weeks.
Pioli Talks About Landing The Other Peyton, And More from ProFootballTalk
He has started 27 games for three teams over seven seasons in the NFL, with 16 of those starts coming for Baltimore in 2010, when he emerged as the team's top pass defender.
That performance led the Ravens to sign him to a four-year, $15.2 million contract before last season, imagining him as a mainstay in the secondary for several years.
But his 2011 season was a disappointment. He dealt with a back injury that limited him to just nine games and one start, and he fell down the depth chart as Lardarius Webb, Cary Williams and rookie Jimmy Smith all jumped ahead of him.
Ex-Raven Carr Finding Suitors from CSN Washington
Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Horn says he was involved in a different kind of bounty system-away from New Orleans.
Horn, appearing as guest of Evan Cohen and Steve Phillips on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio on Thursday morning, said when he played for the Kansas City Chiefs - the team that drafted him - there was a money pool to reward big hits, with the winner determined by who threw the best chop block.
Joe Horn Says Chiefs Rewarded Best Chop Blocks from SportingNews
Terdell Sands said he never was part of a bounty system at any time during his nine-year NFL career, but he understands the concept.
"The game of football itself is a contract to take people out. It's our job as defensive players to shut the offense down by any means," said the 6-foot-7 Sands, who weighed about 335 pounds while playing defensive tackle for six seasons with the Oakland Raiders and one year each with the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots before retiring after the 2009 season.
Terdell Sands Says No Bounties Existed When He Was In The NFL from The Chattanooga Times Free Press
Representatives from the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers were on hand to put the UMaine seniors through their paces in a series of activities. They included the vertical jump and the bench press in the Latti Fitness Center before the group relocated to Alfond Stadium to take advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures.
UMaine Seniors Showcase Skills For NFL Scouts from The Bangor Daily News