The Chiefs have a number of key free agents entering the offseason. Branden Albert leads the pack as the biggest free agent scheduled to hit the market. The Chiefs used the franchise tag on him last year so doing so again would mean a raise for Albert and more money on the Chiefs salary cap.
Dexter McCluster turned in a Pro Bowl punt returner season so the narrative on his time with the Chiefs has changed. He's now one of the top players to watch this offseason.
Tyson Jackson and Kendrick Lewis are two starters who will be free agents. Husain Abdullah and Quintin Demps provided a lot of snaps in the secondary, too. Both free agents. You have to take special teams into account, too.
Along the way, the Chiefs will sign players this offseason that will fill needs. There will also be cuts that will create other needs. In other words, the Chiefs list of needs is going to change between now and free agency and the NFL Draft.
This list of Chiefs 2014 free agents isn't "official" yet. I did some of my roster research and used Rotoworld and Spotrac to check myself. At some point this offseason we'll get an official list of the free agents.
For now, this is what the Chiefs free agent list looks like.
LT Branden Albert* (Chiefs not expected to re-sign him)
G Geoff Schwartz*
G Jon Asamoah
WR Dexter McCluster
WR Kyle Williams
DE Tyson Jackson*
LB Akeem Jordan*
LB Frank Zombo
S Kendrick Lewis*
DB Husain Abdullah
DB Quintin Demps
LS Thomas Gafford (Chiefs re-signed Gafford 2/4/14)
* Starter at the end of the 2013 season
Restricted free agents: TE Richard Gordon, G Ricky Henry, DT Jerrell Powe
Exclusive rights free agent: LB Robert James