Packers, Chiefs free agency have been a lot alike

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The KC Chiefs offseason has been similar to the Packers. Here's why.

Frustrated by the Kansas City Chiefs not doing much in free agency? If GM John Dorsey's connection to Green Bay Packers head honcho Ted Thompson means anything, that may not change anytime soon.

We've talked plenty about the Chiefs free agency and their moves (or lack thereof). We've also talked a lot about compensatory picks since the Chiefs seem primed to pick up a number of them in the 2015 NFL Draft.

With that said, check out this article from the Green Bay Press Gazette with this note about the Packers' Ted Thompson:

In fact, it's been 733 days since Thompson last signed an unrestricted free agent. You have to go back to the signing of Anthony Hargrove on March 30, 2012 for the most recent. The signing of center Jeff Saturday two weeks earlier is Thompson's only other unrestricted pickup in the last five years.

Good grief. That's a LONG time. Note that they're talking about true free agents in the compensatory pick sense -- players who became free agents after their contract expired, not free agents who were cut by their previous team.

The Packers signed Julius Peppers in the offseason but he was cut by the Chicago Bears, which means he won't factor into the compensatory pick formula.

The Packers have been running Thompson's system longer than the Chiefs so they are reaping the benefits already with and extra third and fifth round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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