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Tank Tyler Trade Highlights Chiefs at the NFL Trading Deadline

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The NFL trading deadline has officially ended.  I have been quickly checking all the usual outlets for any news on the Kansas City Chiefs hoping for some sort of action.  Though there no deals have happened in the last few hours, the Chiefs were active leading up to the deadline.

Here are a few of the moves that have been going on:

Tank Tyler to the Carolina Panthers for a 5th round pick

Interesting, to say the least.  While I think the compensation is fair, who exactly is going backup Ron Edwards at nose tackle, aguably the most physically demanding position in a 3-4 defense? 

In training camp, Edwards and Tyler competed for the starting job with Derek Lokey filling in on the third team.  I believe Lokey is now a free agent.  It'll be interesting to see if Lokey, or one of the three defensive tackles they worked out a couple weeks ago, is signed.


Chiefs reportedly bring in Joey Galloway for a workout

The Patriots released him earlier today.  He was signed after Pioli left, though, so he's not a true 'Pioli Patriot' (if there is such a thing).

He's 38 years old and was inactive his last three games with the Pats.

Keep in mind it's only been reported that he's going to work out.  This is not necessarily to indicate he will be signed.  Big difference.

Chiefs don't trade Glenn Dorsey, Dwayne Bowe or Derrick Johnson

These three names were thrown around a lot leading up to the deadline.  A quick Twitter revealed that some of the experts like Adam Schefter of ESPN were asked about these three quite often.

Schefter said (correctly) that Dorsey and Bowe weren't going anywhere.

Even though trades are rare in the NFL, it's a little surprising that DJ wasn't moved.  I'm not knocking his talent but the Chiefs just haven't played him much at all in the past few weeks.  If he's not in future plans, that's fine right or wrong, then move him if he's got value.

However, as Scott Pioli has said before, it takes two to tango. 

Still a lot of activity during trading season

By my count, the Chiefs have made six trades since Pioli came on board.  If I'm not mistaken, that leads the NFL.  So keep in mind that the team has demonstrated that they're willing to pull the trigger on a deal if they think it fits them.


Trades in the NFL are fairly rare compared to other teams.  It may be because understanding the offensive and defensive systems football teams run is much more complex than joining a baseball or basketball team.