The Kansas City Chiefs made a no-brainer decision by tendering DE Wallace Gilberry, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. Check out Teicher's full report at the KC Star. Gilberry ended the season second on the team in sacks and is one of the few pass rushers on the team.
Gilberry came into the league in 2008 so he will fall below the free agency threshold whether the rules revert back to three years for restricted free agents or stay at five years. The second round tender level means, if a team wants to sign him, they can, but they would have to give up a second round pick in return. Don't expect anyone to try that.
The Chiefs have 25 players without contracts heading into next season. LB Tamba Hali has been hit with the franchise tag and he is NOT expected to sign it today, according to Teicher's report, but the Chiefs will likely retain his rights in a new labor deal. There are nine players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents if/when a new labor deal gets done. There are 15 total restricted free agents, including Gilberry.
Here are the rest of the players that could be receiving a restricted free agent tender: CB Brandon Carr, LB Cory Greenwood, OT Barry Richardson, TE Leonard Pope, RB Jackie Battle, C Rudy Niswanger, QB Brodie Croyle, TE Brad Cottam, FB Mike Cox, FB Tim Castille, S Reshard Langford, CB Maurice Leggett, OT Ryan O'Callaghan and LB Corey Mays.