Things are moving quickly now that the 2014 NFL free agency period is less than 24 hours away. There have been a few changes since we last posted an update on the Kansas City Chiefs 2014 free agents -- the big one being Dexter McCluster is not expected back in Kansas City -- so here goes another round of updates.
Not expected back with the Chiefs
OT Branden Albert: Not only is nearly everyone reporting he's going to the Dolphins, the framework of his contract with Miami is already being leaked.
When the Dolphins announce their deal with T Branden Albert tomorrow, he will end up getting $10M/season. Quite a haul— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 10, 2014
WR Dexter McCluster: The KC Star's Terez Paylor reported he is not coming back to Kansas City, with 4-5 other suitors in free agency. McCluster will get paid well by someone who has more room to spare than the Chiefs.
Re-signed by the Chiefs
LB Frank Zombo: Reports on Monday state he has re-upped with the Chiefs. No official word yet.
LS Thomas Gafford: He was extended a few weeks ago (yes, that's what she said)
TE Richard Gordon / G Ricky Henry: Both restricted free agents who have been tendered.
Rumored interest from elsewhere
LB Akeem Jordan: It's being reported he has interest from six other teams. The Chiefs do like him and may want to keep him though.
WR Kyle Williams: Interest from five other teams, according to Herbie Teope.
Source tells me Chiefs WR/returner Kyle Williams, scheduled UFA tomorrow, is drawing interest from at least five teams.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) March 10, 2014
G Geoff Schwartz: Today's update to the list of teams reportedly interested in Schwartz is the Rams, who released veteran guard Harvey Dahl. It's looking more and more like Schwartz and Asamoah are gone.
G Jon Asamoah: Reports continue to link him to the Falcons, where former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli now works.
FYI, I also believe it’s highly unlikely Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah return. Like @Jacobs71 said Tuesday might be rough for #Chiefs fans.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 10, 2014
DE Tyson Jackson, S Kendrick Lewis, DB Husain Abdullah and DB Quintin Demps.
Well Chiefs Fans hit the open market in 24hrs! Well see...don't no what future holds but I HOPE I know… http://t.co/BvHrS3A0aL— Q (@QDemps) March 10, 2014
Other free agency updates
I’m told the #Chiefs indeed have interest in former Philly WR Jason Avant.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 11, 2014
I said over the weekend that the #Chiefs might have interest in Carolina safety Mike Mitchell, but there’s been no movement there, as of now— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 10, 2014
Sounds like he's going to be cut. RT @RapSheet #Panthers attempting to trade WR Steve Smith. Given $7M cap number& age (34), seems unlikely.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) March 10, 2014
No medical clearance yet for pending free agent Jermichael Finley, who nonetheless figures to take multiple visits (and physicals) this week— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 10, 2014
Massive DE Red Bryant said today that he was to visit #Packers (Sun) & KC (Mon) before he decided Fri to go with Jax (4 yrs, $17M), Bradley.— Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) March 10, 2014
WR Santonio Holmes has been released.— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 10, 2014
Reid gave him a new contract, also cut him RT @BigCatCountry Jason Babin released by #Jaguars, per report http://t.co/cmb2h2xABP— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) March 10, 2014
Steelers will release LB LaMarr Woodley at 4 ET Tuesday, designate him a post June 1 casualty, per source. He will be free to sign Tuesday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2014
Heard yesterday #Seahawks had a chance to retain not only Michael Bennett, but Golden Tate. The latter would actually surprise me more.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 10, 2014
The Patriots have released former #Mizzou star WR T.J. Moe.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 10, 2014
Buccaneers are actively shopping CB Darrelle Revis. First reported by @alexmarvez. Confirmed by PFT.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2014
Source: Aqib Talib is very close to a deal with Patriots. #NFLFreeagency— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 11, 2014
Bucs reportedly to release Darrelle Revis http://t.co/ehoxjyzkBE— Sander Philipse (@Bucs_Nation) March 11, 2014