TE John Carlson (Seattle) - Well this certainly isn't the sexy news that Chiefs fans were looking for but at least Kansas City has lined up its first visitor. Per the NFL Network, the former Seahawks Tight End will come to Kansas City to talk to the Chiefs about joining the team. This move isn't all that surprising because of their recent flirtation with Dallas Clark. The Chiefs need another tight end to work opposite of Tony Moeaki who is recovering from knee surgery.
3/13/2012 - 3:16 PM
DT Paul Soliai (Miami) - Per an NFL Source, the Kansas City Chiefs have begun contract negotiations with the Dolphins unrestricted Nose Tackle.
Soliai has been one of the Chiefs top free agent candidates based on position of need. Currently Kansas City doesn't have a starting nose tackle. They drafted Jerrell Powe from Ole Miss a year ago but the sixth round draft pick could not get on the field.
If the Chiefs are able to land Soliai they can thank their new offensive cooridnator, Brian Daboll. He was the Dolphins OC last season and he knows Soliai as well as anyone.
03/13/2012 - 1:40 PM
C Scott Wells (Green Bay) - Warpaint Illustrated has learned that Green Bay Packers starting center Scott Wells has been informed by the team that he will not be retained. We're told Green Bay has already moved onto to other free agent centers.
Per our NFL Source it's believed that Wells might sign with the Kansas City Chiefs or at the onset of Free Agency at some point Tuesday evening. As we've told you for weeks now, he's always been one of Scott Pioli's top targets. This morning we received a tip that Wells and the Chiefs had an understanding in principle. But that was more about connecting the dots than enough Intel for us to say it's a done deal.
Earlier reports indicated that Wells was looking for a contract that would pay him nearly $8M per season over five years. It's not known if the Chiefs or any other NFL team are interested in paying that price for a 30-year old center.
However, with two hours until zero hour, this flirtation between the Chiefs and Wells could all change once news leaks that he's available to the other 31 NFL teams.
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