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Chief or not a Chief: Dwayne Bowe, Tamba Hali, Rodney Hudson, Chase Daniel

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

This year's Kansas City Chiefs offseason is so fascinating because of all the scenarios that could play out. And nobody seems to know what the Chiefs are planning to do.

Salary cap expert Joel Corry joined The Drive on 610 Sports this week and played a game called "Chief or not a Chief" which is ... well, pretty much what it sounds like. Predicting whether a player will be a Chief next season or not. 610 Sports has done this with other guests, including the KC Star's Terez Paylor last week, and I'm always amazed at how many different ways this thing could go because one move can affect so many others.

Listen to the audio of the interview here. I pulled a few quotes from Corry's appearance below. Obviously these are just predictions at this point, not any official reports.

Dwayne Bowe: Chief

Corry: "I think he stays because you've already let a couple of receivers go. If you don't get one of these receivers in free agency, you really need a veteran presence even if you draft someone so I think he works out a pay cut."

Tamba Hali: Not a Chief

Corry: "I think Tamba said he would stay but if I'm the agent, I'm looking at what happened last year with the older pass rusher market. Those guys did well. Tamba's supposed to make $9 million. I'd gamble. I checked with my sources around the league to see what other teams would offer, I suspect I could get $9 million elsewhere so I think he's gone."

Rodney Hudson: Not a Chief

Corry: "Hope you like Eric Kush because I think Rodney Hudson is going to have a pretty strong market. The second tier for the center market is basically $6-6.5 million. I think someone will pay him somewhere in that neighborhood. He's an underrated center. Maybe he's an Oakland Raider. But I think he could have a strong market."

Chase Daniel: Chief

Corry: "I know there are other bodies at quarterback but they're unproven commodities. You have seen that Chase Daniel when asked to play has acquitted himself fairly nicely. In the event something happens to Alex Smith, I don't think you want to go with Tyler Bray, Terrelle Pryor and co. He's not overpriced for a backup. He's going to make $3.8 million for 2015, $4.8 million cap number. For a higher end backup, that's something you can live with. I thought the deal was too much when he signed it since he hadn't done anything but since he had the two starts he looked like he could be a short-term fill in, or fill in the gaps for you temporarily if something goes wrong. I don't think you want to tempt fate and have all unproven commodities behind Alex Smith."