The 2014 NFL year began Tuesday afternoon and the free agency process got underway very quickly.
Within the first 15 minutes of the 3 p.m. CDT start, the Chiefs saw left tackle Branden Albert agree to terms with the Miami Dolphins, guard Jon Asamoah got hooked up with a deal with the Atlanta Falcons and wide receiver-punt returner Dexter McCluster agreed to join the Tennessee Titans.
Also, former first-round draft choice defensive end Tyson Jackson signed a five-year, $25 million deal with the Falcons and guard Geoff Schwartz hooked up for a new deal with the New York Giants.
In the early moments, no news broke on signings by the Chiefs. But later Tuesday evening, safety Husain Abdullah tweeted that he re-signed with the Chiefs. No details available. They also inked outside linebacker Frank Zombo on Monday to a new deal.
Reportedly, Albert’s deal with the Dolphins is for five years, $46 million with $25 million guaranteed. Asamoah’s contract with the Falcons averages out to $4.5 million per season. Financial terms of McCluster’s three-year deal with the Titans have been reported at $12 million, with $4.5 million in guaranteed money. The Falcons signed Jackson to a five-year, $25 million deal. No word yet on what Schwartz pulled down from the Giants.