Well, the Kansas City Chiefs didn't get GM Scott Pioli's old friend Ty Warren. The former New England Patriots defensive end joined the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Warren was surprisingly released last week and went on a free agency tour that included stops in Denver and the Houston Texans. He was scheduled to visit the Chiefs today (though I can't confirm whether he made that visit or not) but ended up choosing the Broncos.
The cost of Ty Warren: $10 million over two years with $2.5 million guaranteed.
Warren's one of those guys that I thought the Chiefs should bring in simply because he's a good player and understands what the Chiefs are trying to do defensively.
At the same time, they have a pair of top five picks at defensive end. Who do you replace with Warren? Dorsey, who made a heck of a leap last year to turn into a solid 3-4 defensive end? Or Jackson, who we're hoping makes a leap in year three?
In the end, the Chiefs didn't get him but they will be seeing him twice a year. I'm not exactly thrilled to see Richard Seymour and Ty Warren in the same division.