The Kansas City Chiefs free agency rumors will begin today. Maybe. Starting at 11 a.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Tuesday, the Chiefs can negotiate deals with the agents for players scheduled to become free agents. They cannot, however, execute contracts before Thursday at 3 p.m., which is the official start of free agency.
We’re tracking all the Chiefs free agency rumors here. Some info below:
Chiefs cap space: $4.3 million via Over The Cap (note: this is unconfirmed)
Chiefs free agents: NT Dontari Poe, DL Kendall Reyes, OL Mike Person, DL Jarvis Jenkins, LB Josh Mauga, RB Knile Davis
Chiefs restricted free agents: WR Albert Wilson, K Cairo Santos, S Daniel Sorensen
Chiefs exclusive rights free agents: WR Kenny Cook, FB Trey Millard
Chiefs team needs: QB, RB, LB
(Click here for definitions of restricted and exclusive rights free agents .... Tl;dr: the Chiefs basically control the rights of the RFAs and ERFAs)
OL Mike Person is re-signing with the #Chiefs, a source tells me.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 10, 2017
Chiefs making more moves, finally bringing back one of their own free agents.
I wouldn’t like him going to Indy.
Chiefs banged out (cc: @daringantt) an agreement with S Daniel Sorensen: 4 years for $16m, almost half guaranteed. Another $2m in incentives— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 11, 2017
Good deal. I like Sorensen a lot.
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has emerged as a candidate to become Washington’s general manager, sources tell @FieldYates and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2017
Whaaat? They just fired Scot McCloughan on Thursday.
Source tells me Robert Griffin III is getting released. #Browns— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 10, 2017
The Chiefs will bring in another quarterback, maybe two. We think (hope) that one comes from the draft. If they were going to bring in a veteran, RGIII’s name is out there now.
Continue to hear the Falcons linked to Chiefs DT Dontari Poe. Very good chance he does 1yr deal to relaunch as a UFA next March— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 10, 2017
That would be Pioli striking again. He drafted Poe in 2012. The one-year talk remains.
Gerald Hodges will visit the Chiefs, per source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 9, 2017
He had the best year of his career last year. The 49ers aren’t keeping him. He’s an inside guy. We’ll see what comes of this but the Chiefs need inside linebacker help.
The #Jaguars deal for AJ Bouye pays him $44M over the first 3 years. Hefty.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
This guy was the Texans fourth corner a year ago. It’s like paying Steven Nelson this deal next year.
OL Luke Joeckel to Seahawks. One year deal— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017
Fisher over Joeckel was indeed the right move.
Report: Alshon Jeffery, Eagles agree to one-year contract https://t.co/xevKE49ntv— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) March 9, 2017
Just a one-year deal. He must not have been getting the long-term offers he wanted.
Stunner: Texans trade Brock Osweiler AND 2018 2nd-rd pick to CLEV for Browns to take Osweiler contract off Houston books, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
Wait, what? This came out of nowhere. So the Texans basically pay to dump Osweiler and his salary with a second round pick. Incredible. You’re willing to give up a second just to get rid of him. Cleveland had $100 million in cap space so they had to spend somewhere. I doubt they commit long-term to Osweiler.
Source: Dolphins have reached agreement with tight end Anthony Fasano, who is coming back to Miami where he played 5 seasons. Solid pickup.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 9, 2017
Old friend alert.
Cleveland plans to give Kevin Zeitler a five-year, $60 million deal that includes $31.5 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
About that guard market ... LDT was at $8 million per year, which looks like a bargain compared to this.
After considering Denver, Calais Campbell is going to sign a 4-year, $60 million deal that includes $30M gtd with Jacksonville, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
I like him so I’m glad he won’t be going to Denver.
Cowboys now expect to trade Tony Romo to Broncos or Texans, sources say. Broncos talking with Jets about Trevor Siemian.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2017
Hold up. What? It was reported on Wednesday that the Cowboys were going to cut him. I don’t believe the Cowboys ever officially said anything but here we get this. I hate to say it but the Broncos are a good fit ...
Bears are releasing QB Jay Cutler, per sources. Cutler asked for and was granted his release this morning. Now a free agent.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
I’ve never been a Cutler fan. Give me Alex Smith over him. I wonder where he goes next. New York?
Hey, good for Aaron Murray.
Broncos to sign G Ronald Leary to a four-year deal worth $35m with $20m gtd, source says. Big money for a guy once lost in the shuffle.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017
Looks like Dorsey was right about the guard market. I thought $8 million per year was a lot for Laurent Duvernay-Tardif but now Ron Leary comes in over $8 million per year and it sounds like the top guards on the free agent market will be getting $10-12 million per year.
Chiefs give WR Albert Wilson the lowest level RFA tender per source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 9, 2017
I’d call this a minor surprise. Assuming he doesn’t get any other offers, that’ll be $1.8 million next year.
@TwerkTeamSmith A little. Heard Cardinals, Seahawks, Chiefs, a few other teams. BUt nothing definitive.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) March 9, 2017
This is in response to someone asking about WR Kamar Aiken. He had nearly 1,000 yards in 2015 but just 328 in six starts last year. We’ll see if anything comes of this one.
The New England Patriots are considering trading Malcolm Butler to the New Orleans Saints for Brandin Cooks per sources— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 9, 2017
What. My gosh, the rich get richer ... they just signed Stephon Gilmore, one of the top corners on the market. We’ll see if this actually happens.
Chiefs officially declined QB Nick Foles' option so he's a free agent. If the Eagles move Chase Daniel, don't rule out a return to Philly.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017
There it is. This will give the Chiefs nearly $7 million in additional cap space. The Chiefs are in the market for a backup quarterback. I hear you can find one of those in the first round of the draft ...
Bills free agent CB Stephon Gilmore expects to sign with New England barring any final snags, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
This is supposed to be a big money deal. Some people were talking about $14 million per so we’ll see where the numbers are. Sometimes players take less in New England because they’re going to be Super Bowl contenders. This means the Patriots are probably losing Logan Ryan to free agency.
When Mike Glennon’s deal is finalized with #Bears, it’s expected to be 3 years for an average of $14.5M, source says. Will still draft a QB— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
Alex Smith is the 21st highest paid quarterback. This will make Glennon the 23rd highest paid quarterback. Life comes at you fast.
#Seahawks & RB Jamaal Charles have mutual interest, sources say, & a visit is expected when Charles begins taking them. A potential new home— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
Hey there, Jamaal! My thoughts on this potential signing here.
Goodbye, Martellus Bennett. The Patriots tight end will hit free agency and this would make it appear he’s not coming back. Someone should give Bennett a good deal.
You knew this was coming ... https://t.co/VYoQT0IDyn— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) March 8, 2017
#Chiefs have placed an original-round tender on Cairo Santos, a source tells me. Means Chiefs can match any offer he gets or pay him $1.797M— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 8, 2017
He’ll make $1.8 million next year.
The #Chiefs are expected to issue a second-round tender on Daniel Sorensen, a source tells me.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 8, 2017
That will be roughly $2.7 million. He will be safe at the second round level. A sign the Chiefs like him.
Skins will be in on Dontari Poe, a top target. Also in the safety market, with Barry Church, a target for JAX as well, in their sights— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2017
Jason Cole reported earlier that Poe might take a one-year deal and try again in 2018 because his market wasn’t what they thought. Or he could be going to Washington, the most dysfunctional team in the league.