The Chiefs have competition for safety Ron Parker's services ahead of free agency.
Parker, who becomes an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, has drawn interest from "multiple teams," a source familiar with the situation confirmed Saturday morning with ChiefsDigest.com.
Saturday at 11 a.m. CT marked the beginning of the three-day window when teams are allowed to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the agents of players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents when 2014 contracts expire at 3 p.m. CT, in accordance with NFL rules.
They'd be making a huge mistake if they did. He's scheduled to make $10.5 million this year. That's a lot of money to pay a wide receiver who's going to be 34 in July. Let's see what the Chiefs do at wide receiver. If their moves aren't satisfactory, Johnson might make some sense for the Chiefs on a one-year contract full of incentives after he has been released. But not in a trade.
Chiefs interested in re-signing WR Jason Avant from Chiefs Digest
While the Chiefs are set to rebuild at the position, retaining a veteran receiver familiar with coach Andy Reid's version of the West Coast offense is apparently on the radar.
The Chiefs have expressed interest in bringing back wide receiver Jason Avant, a source confirmed Saturday morning with ChiefsDigest.com.
The interest from Avant in returning to Kansas City is considered "mutual," according to the source.
Chiefs, LB Dezman Moses agree to one-year deal from Chiefs Digest
The Chiefs agreed to a one-year deal with outside linebacker Dezman Moses, a source confirmed Saturday with ChiefsDigest.com.
Financial details of the agreement, which was first reported by Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star, were not disclosed.
The Chiefs have not announced the transaction.
Moses, who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent, spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after suffering an elbow injury during training camp.
The Kansas City Chiefs know they have a big hole at wide receiver considering not one wide out caught a touchdown for them last season. The biggest free agent to be wide receiver that Chiefs have had their eyes on is Jeremy Maclin. Maclin has said he would approve a reunion with head coach Andy Reid. There's a chance the Chiefs could release Dwayne Bowe. If the Chiefs cut Bowe, that would clear up about $5 million in cap space. The Chiefs have also been rumored to be "considering" releasing Tamba Hali which would save $9 million.
Devin McCourty is the biggest prize in the free-agent safety market, but as the head of a thin class he will be extremely costly. That's why the Giants are hedging their bets and looking at other potential replacements for Antrel Rolle.
One possibility that emerged on Saturday was Kansas City Chiefs safety Ron Parker, a speedy, 6-foot, 206-pounder who started 15 games last season. He began the season as a cornerback, but switched to safety to replace Pro Bowler Eric Berry, who was out at first with an ankle injury and later with Hodgkin lymphoma. The Giants were one of seven teams to express an interest in him in the first hours of free agency, according to an NFL source.
The Texans have interest in Kansas City Chiefs safety Ron Parker. Parker is in his 5th season and started 15 games for the Chiefs in 2014 with 94 total tackles, 12 pass deflections and 1 interception.
Tyson Alualu to stick with Jaguars, will sign two-year contract from The Florida Times-Union
One player drawing interest Saturday night was Kansas City safety Ron Parker. It was unknown if the Jaguars were one of the seven teams who made contact. If the Jaguars come up empty on New England safety Devin McCourty, Parker could be an option.
Parker, 27, played 1,037 snaps for the Chiefs last year (84 tackles, one interception and one sack) and one source said Parker would be a good addition at free safety.
Best Team Fits For The Top 25 NFL Free Agents [11-15] from CBS Pittsburgh
15) Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Eagles- Maclin bet on himself before last season by signing only a one year deal with the Eagles worth $6 million dollars after missing all of 2013 with a torn ACL. That bet is about to pay off in a BIG way this offseason after Maclin had a career year as the number one wide receiver in Chip Kelly's high flying offense. Maclin caught 85 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns averaging over 15 yards per catch. The Eagles have more than enough money to retain him and definitely need his skills at wide receiver. Another team that I think would fit Maclin's possession style of game well is the Kansas City Chiefs. The other connection there of course is his former head coach Andy Reid is currently the head man in KC.
West column: Tom Hicks has clearly come a long way from PA from The Port Arthur News
Speaking of Homecoming Roasts, there is definitely going to be one on June 13 saluting former Memorial football great Jamaal Charles. We expect to make an official announcement on the roast and who's coming in the Sunday, March 29 newspaper. Some seriously big names with NFL ties are on board and a couple of others are being pursued. The one thing I've learned in trying to put together what will be the 11th Homecoming Roast is a lot of people think very highly of the Kansas City Chiefs star running back. Charles, by the way, was back in town recently to sit for sculptor Douglas Clark as he roughed out the bronze bust of him that will be unveiled at the roast and presented to the Museum of the Gulf Coast.
Play in the NFL ... waiting from Le Journal de Montreal [translated from the original French]
Before you know where it would result in the NFL, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif dreamed major cities like New York. But having tasted the atmosphere in a small sports city, it is happy to have found in Kansas City.
"Kansas City, it's really cool . Unlike stadiums in major cities where people are going to watch the game are often businessmen in suits, in a small town, almost half the population is in the stage game days, told the footballer.
"The atmosphere is not the same. The people there are fans, couples who have season tickets for 15 years, who recognize you in the street. That brings a different dynamic. "
He also had the chance to experience the excitement of the World Series in baseball, while the Royals have reached the final.
"It was a great activity to do with the guy," he said, adding that he had been impressed by the team spirit among the Chiefs.