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Chiefs free agency 2015: Any interest in Packers discarded ILBs?

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I like to keep an eye on what the Green Bay Packers are doing because of the connection to Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey, who came from Green Bay. I've noticed that draft rumors or free agency rumors often connect both teams to the same players.

Two moves of note from the Packers in the past week releasing inside linebackers Brad Jones and AJ Hawk. The big name there is obviously Hawk, who was cut after nine years with the team. Both players are of some interest because the Chiefs had such an issue at inside linebacker last season, and of course because of the Dorsey connection.

Jones, 28, signed a contract extension with the Packers in 2013, replacing Desmond Bishop who the Chiefs once had interest in. Jones, who has started just 13 games in the last seasons, was ultimately replaced in the starting lineup this season. Hawk signed a five-year deal in 2010 and was the starter on the base defense last season. Midway through the season he lost his job in nickel and dime packages.

So, do either of these players interest the Chiefs? I'm leaning to no because I'm not sure what they would be upgrading. Derrick Johnson is one of the unquestioned starters despite coming back from an Achilles tear. On the other side, Joe Mays is a veteran just like Jones and Hawk. If the Chiefs had a young inside linebacker and needed a vet to complement him, I could see it. But what do Mays and Jones or Hawk do for you? Maybe depth, only if it's at a very reasonable rate. It would just be such a short-term move.

Addressing inside linebacker in the draft and pairing them with DJ and Mays makes sense to me.

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