The start of free agency is still nearly a month and a half away (March 10), but the Chiefs’ primary needs are crystal clear — offensive line, receiver and linebacker — and it’s never too early to take a look at pending free agents who might look good in red and gold. Here are seven players who could interest the Chiefs come March, with their vitals, stats and analysis of their current situation with the help of cap analyst and former agent Joel Corry. Corry projects the Chiefs to be right at the projected cap of $142 million for 2015, but they can create a significant amount of cap room by making some difficult decisions.
The New England Patriots are ready to discuss their Week 4 debacle. The 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs kept popping up in the Patriots’ bye week before Super Bowl XLIX, and it all started when head coach Bill Belichick told WEEI’s "Dale & Holley" that halftime of that game was the turning point in the season. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork also seemed eager to talk about when the Patriots "sucked" this season.
Former Freedom High School graduate Mike Coccia is getting interest from three NFL teams, according to a report from NJ.com. The 6-foot-3, 301 pound offensive lineman, who recently wrapped up an All-American senior season at the University of New Hampshire, is on the radar of the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs, multiple league sources told NJ Advance Media.
Houston's contract is scheduled to expire in March. Danny Parkins of Kansas City radio station KCSP was in Arizona covering the game. He reported via Twitter that Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali said Houston didn't play because he wanted to remain healthy heading into his contract negotiations. Parkins later tweeted that Houston denied this, saying he was sick.
Raiders: The team has hired Bernie Parmalee as running backs coach and Rob Moore as wide receivers coach. Parmalee, 47, was the tight ends coach for the Kansas City Chiefs last year. Moore, 46, was the wide receivers coach last season for the Buffalo Bills.
Last week was not the first time National Football League officials and fans argued about the size and shape of a football. Before the first Super Bowl, on Jan. 15, 1967, the two teams — the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs — struggled