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The Price of Defense

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Too Many Variables to determine the True cost:

Javier Arenas Defensive Back 7/28/2010: Signed a four-year, $3.798 million contract. The deal contains $1.993 million guaranteed, including a $1.435 million signing bonus. Another $558,416 is available through a onetime "likely to be earned" escalator. 2012: $490,000, 2013: $575,000 (+ $15,000 roster bonus), 2014: Free Agent

Allen Bailey Defensive Lineman 7/28/2011: Signed a four-year, $2.596 million contract. The deal included a $556,000 signing bonus. Another $74,000 is available through incentives. 2012: $465,000, 2013: $555,000, 2014: $645,000, 2015: Free Agent

Brandon Bair Defensive Lineman 7/27/2011: Signed a three-year, $1.395 million contract. 2012: $465,000, 2013: $555,000, 2014: Restricted Free Agent

Mikail Baker Defensive Back 4/17/2012: Signed an undisclosed contract.

Jovan Belcher Linebacker 3/22/2012: Signed a one-year, $1.927 million contract.

Eric Berry Defensive Back 7/30/2010: Signed a five-year, $60 million contract. The deal contains $34 million guaranteed. 2012: $4,842,800, 2013: $7,009,000, 2014: $8.417 million, 2015: $5.155 million (Voidable Year), 2016: Free Agent

Jalil Brown Defensive Back 7/26/2011: Signed a four-year, $2.476 million contract. The deal included a $436,000 signing bonus. 2012: $465,000, 2013: $555,000, 2014: $645,000, 2015: Free Agent

Caleb Campbell Linebacker 1/3/2012: Signed a reserve/future contract.

Travis Daniels Defensive Back 4/4/2012: Signed a one-year, $825,000 contract.

Glenn Dorsey Defensive Lineman 2012: $6.431 million, 2013: Free Agent

Abram Elam Defensive Back 6/4/2012: Signed a one-year contract.

Dominique Ellis Defensive Back

Jean Fanor Defensive Back

Chandler Fenner Defensive Back

Brandon Flowers Defensive Back 9/16/2011: Signed a six-year, $49.35 million contract. The deal contains $22 million guaranteed, including a $10 million signing bonus. $11 million of Flowers' guaranteed money is guaranteed for both skill and injury, although the other $11 million is guaranteed solely for injury. Another $1.25 million is available through escalators applicable to the final year. Flowers is eligible for annual $250,000 workout bonuses in seasons two through six. 2012: $5.75 million, 2013: $7.35 million, 2014: $5.25 million (+ $2 million reporting bonus), 2015: $6.25 million (+ $2 million reporting bonus), 2016: $6.5 million (+ $2 million reporting bonus), 2017: Free Agent

Amon Gordon Defensive Lineman 3/12/2012: Signed a two-year, $1.45 million contract. 2012: $700,000, 2013: $750,000, 2014: Free Agent

Cory Greenwood Linebacker 1/6/2012: Signed a four-year, $2.750 million contract. The deal included a $25,000 signing bonus. Annual $20,000 workout bonuses are available throughout the contract's life. 2012: $540,000, 2013: $630,000, 2014: $730,000, 2015: $745,000, 2016: Free Agent

Tamba Hali Linebacker 8/3/2011: Signed a five-year, $57.5 million contract. The deal contains $35 million guaranteed, including a $15 million signing bonus. 2012: $11.25 million, 2013: $12.25 million, 2014: $6.25 million, 2015: $6.75 million, 2016: Free Agent

Tysyn Hartman Defensive Back

Dexter Heyman Linebacker

Justin Houston Linebacker 8/4/2011: Signed a four-year, $2.711 million contract. The deal included a $671,000 signing bonus. 2012: $465,000, 2013: $555,000, 2014: $645,000, 2015: Free Agent

Tyson Jackson Defensive Lineman 4/21/2012: Signed a two-year, $21.97 million contract. The deal contains $4 million guaranteed, including a $2.5 million option bonus. Another $500,000 is available through playing-time incentives. 2012: $4.25 million (+ $250,000 workout bonus), 2013: $14.72 million (+ $250,000 workout bonus), 2014: Free Agent

Ethan Johnson Defensive Lineman

Derrick Johnson Linebacker 11/8/2010: Signed a six-year, $36.475 million contract. The deal includes $15 million guaranteed. 2012: $3 million, 2013: $2.25 million, 2014: $3 million, 2015: $4 million, 2016: Free Agent

Kendrick Lewis Defensive Back 6/29/2010: Signed a four-year, $1.996 million contract. The deal included an initial roster bonus of $206,900. 2012: $540,000, 2013: $575,000, 2014: Free Agent

Jerome Long Defensive Lineman 5/11/2012: Signed a four-year contract. The deal included a $61,000 signing bonus.

Kyle McCarthy Defensive Back 2012: $540,000, 2013: Restricted Free Agent

De'Quan Menzie Defensive Back 5/16/2012: Signed a four-year contract.

Gabe Miller Linebacker

Terrance Parks Defensive Back 4/30/2012: Signed an undisclosed contract.

Ropati Pitoitua Defensive Lineman 5/8/2012: Signed an undisclosed contract.

Dontari Poe Defensive Lineman

Jerrell Powe Defensive Lineman

Jacques Reeves Defensive Back 2/24/2012: Signed a one-year, $700,000 contract.

Stanford Routt Defensive Back 2/20/2012: Signed a three-year, $18 million contract. The deal contains $6 million guaranteed. Another $1.6 million is available through a final-year escalator. Routt is eligible for annual $200,000 workout bonuses. 2012: $1.8 million (+ $4 million roster bonus), 2013: $4.3 million (+ $10 option bonus), 2014: $6,299,990 (+ $1 million roster bonus), 2015: Free Agent

Cameron Sheffield Linebacker 7/17/2010: Signed a four-year, $1.984 million contract. The deal included an initial roster bonus of $194,000. 2011: $330,000, 2012: $415,000, 2013: $575,000, 2014: Free Agent

Brandon Siler Linebacker 2012: $700,000, 2013: Free Agent

Andy Studebaker Linebacker 9/14/2010: Signed a four-year, $5.74 million contract. 2011: $950,000, 2012: $1.48 million, 2013: $2.005 million, 2014: Free Agent

Neiko Thorpe Defensive Back

Anthony Toribio Defensive Lineman 1/3/2012: Signed a reserve/future contract.

Donald Washington Defensive Back 7/30/2009: Signed a four-year, $2.270 million contract. The deal included a $519,785 signing bonus. 2011: $480,000, 2012: $565,000, 2013: Free Agent

Leon Williams Linebacker 5/16/2012: Signed an undisclosed contract.

We can clearly see WHO the Chiefs have determined to be the Core of this Defense.

2015: Brandon Flowers, Eric Berry, Tamba Hali, and Derrick Johnson.

2014: Stanford Routt, Allen Bailey, Jalil Brown, Cory Greenwood, Justin Houston, De'Quan Menzie, and Dontari Poe.

Some others will be added to the Chiefs "Old Guard" over the next season. Looking at the list, The Mercenaries are few and the Homegrown is Awesome.

Will the Chiefs Defense be the Winning edge in 2012?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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