Chiefs free agency: The need-to-know items

Jamie Squire

I'm working on a more in-depth free agency primer but to keep the conversation going here's a snapshot of the big ticket items for the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency -- what John Dorsey and Andy Reid have done so far, who will become free agents on Tuesday, the Chiefs current needs and what the rumor mill is saying.

John Dorsey and Andy Reid have signed 10 players in over six weeks on the job: 7 offense, 3 defense.

WR Dwayne Bowe, OT Branden Albert (franchise tag), S Husain Abdullah, WR Mardy Gilyard, DL Marcus Dixon, TE Kevin Brock, OL Ryan Durand, WR Tyler Shoemaker, DT Daniel Muir, OT Steven Baker

Signing Bowe was the best move of them all.

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The new Chiefs have released three players so far: two $20+ million contracts and a $9 million deal.

OT Eric Winston, Steve Breaston, Kevin Boss

The Chiefs have 15 unrestricted free agents. These guys will be able to sign with any team on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. (Arrowhead Time).

Glenn Dorsey, Brady Quinn, Peyton Hillis, Travis Daniels, Shaun Smith, Ryan Lilja (retired), Ropati Pitoitua, Martin Rucker, Abe Elam, Thomas Gafford, Russ Hochstein, Edgar Jones, Jake O'Connell, Brandon Siler, Leon Williams

The Chiefs have three major positions to address.

1. Cornerback

2. Offensive tackle

3. Defensive end

The current rumor mill says...

The details of Robinson's deal have yet to emerge, but multiple sources said that the Chiefs were hoping to get Robinson done and still sign another cornerback such as Sean Smith so that they could have a trio of Robinson, Smith and Brandon Flowers. -Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports

How to track free agency news

1. Uhh, Arrowhead Pride

2. @ArrowheadPride on Twitter

3. Arrowhead Pride on Facebook

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