The Kansas City Chiefs have their first free agent: RB Peyton Hillis. The team announced the move on Twitter saying the two sides had "agreed to terms". Per ESPN, it's a one-year, $3 million deal.
It's obvious the Chiefs were looking for a bigger running back to put with Jamaal Charles. Hillis is 6'1" and 240 pounds. He started 14 games for the Browns in his 2010 breakout season rushing the ball 270 times for 1,177 yards. He started his career as the Denver Broncos seventh round pick in the 2008 NFL draft.
We should've recognized this move earlier with the Chiefs offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll, having some experience with Hillis. Both were in Cleveland together.
The Chiefs were also expected to visit with Mike Tolbert. We're not sure if that ever happened. I'm guessing Hillis' arrival means the Chiefs aren't as interested in Tolbert, BenJarvus Green-Ellis or any of the other top free agent running backs.
More Chiefs free agency news (and a list of all the Chiefs free agents here):
Kevin Boss visiting the Chiefs | John Carlson made it to KC, but didn't visit Chiefs | Jackie Battle has some interest in free agency | Brandon Carr to Dallas for $50.1 million | Kyle Orton signs with Cowboys |John Carlson signs with Vikings | All the Chiefs free agents, take two | Chiefs seeking big running back |Day one recap | Finnegan's numbers are in, waiting on Carr | Mike Tolbert has five teams interested |BenJarvus Green-Ellis has multiple suitors | Eric Winston visiting Chiefs| Peyton Hilils, Mike Tolbert visiting Chiefs | John Carlson visiting Chiefs | No tender for Tyler Palko | Kyle Orton visiting Cowboys |Brandon Carr visiting Cowboys