De’Anthony De’Signs His De’al

Another day, another Chiefs draft choice putting his John Hancock to an NFL contract.

Fourth-round running back De’Anthony Thomas agreed to terms Friday on a four-year deal. Financial terms were undisclosed. The University of Oregon product figures to have the best chance of making a contribution in his rookie season with the Chiefs offense and special teams.

Thomas brings to four the number of Chiefs draft choices with contracts. Only two remain unsigned – first-round choice outside linebacker Dee Ford and fifth-round pick quarterback Aaron Murray.

At the close of business on Friday, 93 draft choices had signed or agreed to terms on their first NFL contracts.

8 Responses to “De’Anthony De’Signs His De’al”

  • May 17, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    Iam very “excited and glad” that we signed De’Anthony Thomas. He is my definition of a guy that could absolutely be a “game changer and a difference maker” in any given game. My understanding is that he could be any one of 3 things. A great slot receiver, a punt returner, or even a kickoff returner. He gives us skeptical Chiefs fans “hope” that he could turn a game around. I think a great strategy would have been if you are going to take a DE with your first round pick then why not go ahead and trade Hali for a high second rounder and be done with it. Atleast when we traded Jared Allen we got something nice in return- His name is Branden Albert. My concern is we will get “nothing” for Hali. Lets face it he is at a point now where he is getting way overpaid.

  • May 17, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Chuck, signing Thomas is just like resigning Dexter. Remember the little guy who could be brought down by a gust of wind? Personally I think keeping a NFL midget who is fast, is simply an attempt to pump up the 5’10″ and below fans to identify and project. WHOO, whoo. Just hope they survive.

    Hali, in that NFL trillion dollar, and growing, business is probably not overpaid. I don’t think he’s done. I don’t think Dorsey or Reid thinks he’s done.

    Sometimes getting paid more your last year is a way to repay you for the years before.

    Chuck, I’m retired yet my wife will be more than happy to tell you that I’m way overpaid.

    whoo, WHOO.

  • May 17, 2014  - Tenand6 says:

    Remember the old days when you over-paid for a first round guy who had never played a down and his agent would hold him out looking for the last dollar? That was so screwed up. These guys need to be in camp and under contract asap—- this new system is great. It was a disservice to everyone to over pay and under prepare early round draft picks.

  • May 18, 2014  - milkman says:

    It would have been real nice to have a second round draft pick this year. But I seriously doubt any team would have given one up for an aging Hali with his contract. I think the best we can hope for is that the young kid coming in can learn something while watching Hali’s professionalism.

  • May 18, 2014  - Niblick says:

    Chuck- If you were another team would you give a 2nd rounder for Hali? It’s a nice thought, but like Milkman said we would be lucky to get a 6th or 7th rounder for Hali. He’s still a good player, but no team is going to give up much for an older OLB whose numbers have declined in the last couple of years. Also he has a salary that no team is going to assume. He may be a cap casualty after this season.

  • May 18, 2014  - el cid says:

    Dorsey drafted Fisher and let Albert walk with nothing in return, what else could he do? Now we get Ford and, wait for it, Hali might be the candidate to move on. Sort of doubt Tamba figures into any plan from Dorsey. Again, there is nothing the Chiefs could get for him, just wait and he can walk for free.

    Pioli used to double tap a need with draft picks and Dorsey seems to plan for player movement and have a replacement on site before it happens. We are just learning what we have in our GM. Good or bad, for me not a lot of warm and fuzzies but if it get this team to be dominant, guess I am good.

  • May 18, 2014  - Niblick says:

    el cid- We will get a compensatory pick for Albert. Because he was a high priced free agent, it will probably be a 3rd. It just didn’t happen this year. It will be in 2015. Probably our luck 2015 will be another weak draft like 2013. 2014 was one of the strongest drafts according to all the experts, and we were short on picks. We will have 10 or 11 in 2015.

  • May 18, 2014  - el cid says:

    Nib, makes it all better LOL

    If only we did not have the re-occurring thing, the 2014 season.

    Truthfully if it all falls apart and not a single kid works out, we will be fine. The Chiefs will always have hope on their side.

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