From St. Joseph, Missouri
The revolving door that is NFL personnel in this post-lockout transition time continues to whirl.
On Sunday, the Chiefs got one of their own signed and added a starter from one of their AFC West rivals.
DE Wallace Gilberry signed his restricted free agent tender and will be available for practice on Thursday with the rest of the free agents.
Joining them that day will be former San Diego Chargers LB Brandon Siler (right). The 6-2, 239-pound product of the University of Florida is entering his fifth NFL season, after being drafted in the seventh round by the Chargers in 2007.
Over the last four seasons in San Diego, he had 161 total tackles, 3 sacs, 1 safety, 2 INTs and 3 fumble recoveries. In the 2010 season he had 44 tackles, a sack and an interception. He’s been a major player on the Chargers special teams over his career.
As an RFA, Gilberry did not have much leverage in his contract situation with the Chiefs. He’ll play for his tender offer and then will become an unrestricted free agent in 2012, if the Chiefs don’t tie him up with a new long-term deal.
Here’s the complete rundown, updated through Sunday evening:
- RETIRED β LB
- RELEASED β CB
Jackie Bates, TE Brad Cottam, G Brian Waters.
- UFA DEPARTURES β NT
Ron Edwards (Carolina), CB Maurice Leggett (Detroit), DL Shaun Smith (Tennessee).
- UFAs β RB Jackie Battle, WR Steve Breaston (from Arizona), WR Terrance Copper, DB Travis Daniels, NT Kelly Gregg (from Baltimore), S Jon McGraw, OT Ryan O’Callaghan, TE Leonard Pope, LB Brandon Siler (from San Diego), C Casey Wiegmann.
- RFAs β FB Mike Cox, DE Wallace Gilberry.
- ERFA β S Reshard Langford.
- DRAFT CHOICES β DL Allen Bailey, WR Jonathan Baldwin, FB Shane Bannon, CB Jalil Brown, OL Rodney Hudson, LB Gabe Miller, DT Jerrell Powe, QB Ricky Stanzi.
- UNDRAFTED ROOKIES β DE Brandon Bair, TE Charlie Gantt, G Chris Harr, G Mike Ingersoll, LB Amara Kamara, OT Butch Lewis, OT David Mims, DL Lucas Patterson, WR Josue Paul, CB Demond Washington.
- STREET FREE AGENTS β WR Zeke Markshausen.
- UFAs β LB Charlie Anderson, FB Tim Castille, QB Brodie Croyle, LB Corey Mays, OL Rudy Niswanger.
- RFAs β CB Brandon Carr, WR Kevin Curtis, OT Barry Richardson.
- FRANCHISE PLAYER β OLB Tamba Hali.
- DRAFT CHOICES β LB Justin Houston.