After a big splash in first week of NFL free agency, the Chiefs wrapped up this week without much fanfare.
With the team’s decision makers headed this weekend to Florida for the NFL’s annual March Owners Meeting, the pace will likely be slow early next week as well. In the last three days, the Chiefs have had just two visitors according to the NFL: unrestricted free agents WR Jerricho Cotchery and CB Chris Carr.
The only signing they managed was ILB Jovan Belcher, who signed his restricted free agent tender offer of $1.972 million. That will allow Belcher to take part in the team’s off-season program when it begins within the next month. He was the only restricted free agent for the Chiefs.
On the UFA-front Cotchery and Carr both left town without contracts and that’s not a particularly good sign they will soon be members of the Chiefs. GM Scott Pioli and his crew have done a good job this year not allowing free agent visitors they wanted get out of town without a deal.
Two former Chiefs were visiting other teams in the past week, as RB Jackie Battle went to San Diego and RT Barry Richardson was in St. Louis. Neither one signed with the Chargers or Rams.
Other transactions that went down in the league on Friday:
Arizona β re-signed K Jay Feely.
Atlanta β re-signed LS Joe Zelenka.
Baltimore β re-signed LB Jameel McClain, LB Brendan Ayanbadejo and LB Corey Graham (Chicago).
Carolina β signed WR Chris Manno, who was in camp last year with the Chiefs.
Cincinnati β signed DE Jamaal Anderson, who was with Indianapolis last year; re-signed OL Anthony Collins and DE Derrick Harvey.
Denver β signed TE Joe Dreessen from Houston and TE Jacob Tamme from India
Detroit β re-signed ILB Stephen Tulloch, to a 5-year, $25 million deal with a $6.5 million signing bonus.
Green Bay β signed C Jeff Saturday, long-time snapper for Peyton Manning at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis β signed WR Donnie Avery, previously with St. Louis; acquired QB Drew Stanton in a trade with the New York Jets.
Minnesota β re-signed WR Devin Aromashodu and LB Erin Henderson.
New England β restricted free agent QB Brian Hoyer signed his tender offer;
New Orleans β signed OLB Chris Chamberlain; he played last year with St. Louis.
Seattle β signed RB Kregg Lumpkin who had been at Tampa Bay.