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Kansas City Chiefs free agency winners and losers

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Winners and losers for the Kansas City Chiefs after day one in free agency ...

Winners

The Chiefs starters

Anyone slated to start this season for the Chiefs was a winner because the Chiefs didn’t sign anyone on day one to replace them. Gerald Hodges is visiting and maybe he ends up playing linebacker but the Chiefs were quiet on day one.

Chiefs GM John Dorsey

He nailed the guard market. He signed Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to an $8 million per year deal last week which felt pretty high. Then the top of the guard market moved to $12 million per year this week. He got out ahead of it and it looks like a better signing now.

Chiefs interior linemen

Calais Campbell signed a four-year, $60 million deal with the Jaguars. The Chiefs interior linemen are winners here because Campbell almost went to Denver. He is really good. It would have sucked playing him twice a year.

Daniel Sorensen, Albert Wilson and Cairo Santos

Sorensen had a base salary of $600k last year. He will make $2.7 million with his second round tender as a restricted free agent.

Wilson and Santos both had base salaries of $600k last year. They are both slated to make nearly $1.8 million under the low restricted free agent tender.

Losers

Dontari Poe

He didn’t get that day one money. It still could be coming but it appears he’s unlikely to top the five-year, $54 million deal that Brandon Williams did with the Ravens. The longer you wait, the less money there is.

Brock Osweiler

Sure, he’s rich and will make millions in 2017 ... but holy hell is that embarrassing. Your team was willing to trade a second round pick just to get rid of you!

Chiefs bloggers

No major signings means no record-breaking traffic day :(