Day #2 In Progress

With a lot of money available to them, NFL teams are spending big on free agent players. That’s apparent after the first 27 hours of free agency.

The Chiefs have not opened their wallet up to this point. On Tuesday morning, veteran NT Ron Edwards signed a 3-year, $8.25 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. He becomes the first UFA for the Chiefs to leave the team.

It’s a wonder the Panthers had any money left after signing DE Charles Johnson. Carolina signed him to a 6-year deal that could be worth as much as $72 million, with $32 million in guaranteed money and reportedly $30 million in a signing bonus.

That deal had to make Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali smile. Here’ the career numbers for Johnson and Hali:








Charles Johnson







Tamba Hali







In other early Tuesday NFL personnel news WR Santonio Holmes re-signed with the Jets for 5 years, $50 million, $24 million in guaranteed money. QB Matt Hasselbeck is now with Tennessee and QB Donovan McNabb has been traded to Minnesota. Pittsburgh re-signed CB Ike Taylor, while Washington got a deal done with WR Donte Stallworth.

5 Responses to “Day #2 In Progress”

  • July 27, 2011  - Petey says:

    Would LOVE for us to sign NT Franklin, probably more than anyone out there that is available. On the positive, we let Ron Edwards go, so we need a NT, on the negative side, do we invest even MORE money in our D-line that is already got the huge salaries of Jackson and Dorsey?

  • July 27, 2011  - el cid says:

    Doubt the Chiefs thought Ron E. would go for that price. He was only a guy who did his job, not an all pro but decent.

    We are back to the Chiefs do not do anything quickly. With Edwards gone, the hole at NT got a lot bigger and will we get a first level replacement or another bargain basement type like all the WRs who passed thru with Pioli in charge? We have until Fri to add veteran free agents, the question is will we?

  • July 27, 2011  - pookie says:

    Chiefs sign WR Steve Breaston from the cardnals to re join Haley. Source is schefter and others on twitter.

    Bring on FB Leron McClain next baby!!!

  • July 27, 2011  - pookie says:

    Chatter on chiefs message boards and twitter that DL Sean Smith is close to re-signing with KC too!!!

  • July 28, 2011  - Dan-NY says:

    Way early to ask, but I’ll ask anyway.

    We lost Big Ron DE 3rd rd draft pick (BUF) and 10-yr. veteran. We gain Steve Breaston WR 5th rd draft pick (ARI) and 5-yr. veteran. When NFL awards compensatory draft picks next March, is this seen as a wash, or is KC seen as a candidate for one?

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