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Welcome to free agency! The 2016 NFL free agency period opens at 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Wednesday. Many deals and free agency rumors have popped up already. We will be tracking all the news, reports, rumors and tweets right here. You can follow our Twitter account below while you can also follow on the Arrowhead Pride Facebook page. We'll be updating line by line with the rumors that we hear below.
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Updated Chiefs rumors
WAIT! Chiefs not out of Sean Smith chase yet? Hmm...
Four teams reportedly in on Sean Smith, per Vic Tafur of SF Chronicle.
With market set ($12 mil a year), told it’s down to #Raiders and three other teams for prized FA CB Sean Smith— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 9, 2016
WR Jason Avant is "open" to playing this year, the KC Star reports. He'll be a free agent.
A favorite in the QB Chase Daniel sweepstakes? Philly...
3 teams heavily involved in QB Chase Daniels. Hearing Philly is the favorite but not done yet per sources— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) March 9, 2016
Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports says slow down on the optimism around Derrick Johnson because the Chiefs are sniffing around another inside linebacker, Jerrell Freeman. Huh? I'm not freaking out ... yet. This one has to get done.
#Chiefs fans might want to check the optimism on a Derrick Johnson return. Kansas City is poking around Jerrell Freeman as a replacement.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 8, 2016
It's been reported the Eagles are still interested in QB Chase Daniel. Hmm. Chiefs GM John Dorsey said he could come back if the price was right.
Blessed— Donald Stephenson (@Don59Wayne) March 8, 2016
CB Sean Smith is being linked to the 49ers and Raiders. Not likely he comes back to KC. CB Janoris Jenkins reportedly got $12 million per year which means Smith is going to make so. Much. Money.
DT Jaye Howard hasn't been linked to anyone yet. Reports say he's looking for $8-9 million per year but we shall see.
G Jeff Allen should do well after I saw Stephenson's deal. Allen could also come back to KC. It's not clear where things stand here but rumors have linked him to Philly.
Chiefs have interest in former Raiders WR Rod Streater. Buy low, sell high option as injuries have been an issue. Think Tyvon Branch, who had a similar situation.
DE Mike DeVito wants to keep playing. No word yet if that will be in KC. I would imagine he's not a day one free agent signing.
The Chiefs have been in touch with S Tyvon Branch's camp.
Chiefs free agents
CB Sean Smith, DT Jaye Howard, LB Derrick Johnson, G Jeff Allen, S Tyvon Branch, DE Mike DeVito, QB Chase Daniel, S Husain Abdullah, WR Jason Avant, LB Frank Zombo, CB Jamell Fleming, LB Dezman Moses