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Lilja Gets Three Years With The Chiefs

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The one thing I was worried about when it comes to Ryan Lilja is the price tag. He was the best remaining guard available in free agency which could cause a situation where his value is over-inflated since the market is dry.

The Chiefs reportedly weren't looking to pay top dollar -- and we're still not sure if they did -- but Lilja is under contract for three years, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.

This is good thing for the Chiefs. Some of the other veterans the Chiefs have brought in have been on short-term deals with little money involved. In other words, the players they've signed in the past aren't in it for the long-haul.

Lilja appears to be a player who is in it for the long-haul.

According to 610 Sports' Chris Hamblin, there were two other teams in the bidding for Lilja -- Seattle and Houston -- and both were offering more money than the Chiefs as of yesterday.

So did Lilja take a hometown discount or did the Chiefs buck up a few, uh, bucks?