Many of their other major moves since the arrival of general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid in January - the trade for quarterback Alex Smith, the re-signing of wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and the franchise player designation for Branden Albert - can be viewed as being as much about the future as the now.
Not so for the addition of Robinson. The Chiefs haven't even announced his signing, so it's uncertain exactly where he fits in with their defense.
Dunta Robinson Visited With Broncos Today Before Agreeing To 3-Year Deal With Chiefs from The Denver Post
The Broncos are looking for a cornerback to play opposite Bailey on the right side. Robinson visited with the Chiefs on Thursday, flew to Denver for a visit with the Broncos on Friday, but ultimately wound up with Kansas City. Robinson was seeking a deal in the $4 million to $6 million per year range.
Biggest need: Defensive line
Quarterback, left tackle and wide receiver were the Chiefs' biggest worries after the 2012 season, but they have placed a stopper in those leaks for now. The team's next biggest potential free agent loss is 3-4 defensive end Glenn Dorsey, who, despite having a reputation as something of an NFL Draft bust, is one of the few serviceable run-stuffers on a team that gave up 4.5 yards per carry last year. Tyson Jackson may also be forced out the door if he doesn't agree to restructure his contract, potentially creating a dearth of bodies up front.
Former UCF DT Jose Jose Discusses NFL Aspirations from The Orlando Sentinel
Jose has been an invited to a post-draft workout with the Miami Dolphins, he said, and has drawn interest from the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings. Scouts are talking about moving him back to the offensive side of the ball.
"Whatever happens I'll be willing to play anything," Jose said.
Chiefs No Longer Interested In Sean Smith from ProFootballTalk
Kansas City's interest in Smith was one of the few nuggets of information that emerged after the legal non-tampering tampering period opened at midnight.
If, of course, Smith overplays his hand and doesn't do a deal before the market softens, the Chiefs potentially could become interested again - at a lower rate.
Robinson Signing Kick Starts KC's FA Class from Warpaint Illustrated
But Robinson has the type of veteran experience that should help Cornerback,Brandon Flowers, develop into an elite player defensively. The Chiefs are wickedly light in the secondary and this signing does set the table for them to make a run for a safety to pair with, their other pro bowl player, Eric Berry.
And with names such as Charles Woodson, Chris Gamble and Laron Landry, set to hit the open market; one of them could be the next domino to fall in Kansas City. KC had hoped to get former Missouri standout, William Moore, into town, but he inked a five-year extension with the Falcons Saturday morning.
A New Coaching Day With A Familiar Twist from ESPN
If the four 2013 AFC West head coaches were put together for a group photo, folks would wonder why the big guy from Philadelphia crashed the Denver reunion.
The AFC West is undergoing a major change at the top: The division is now headed by a fascinating group of coaches. After just two seasons in Denver, John Fox is the dean of AFC West coaches. Oakland's Dennis Allen -- who, in his second season, is still the youngest coach in the NFL -- is second in seniority in the AFC West.
Inside Free Agency 2013 - Day 28: Dustin Keller from The Mothership
Name: Dustin Keller
Born: September 25, 1984 (Lafayette, Indiana)
Experience: 5 years
Drafted: 2008, 1st Round-30th pick overall by the New York Jets
Keller just completed his fifth NFL season, including 48 starts in 72 games.