Boss, combined with Tony Moeaki, give the Chiefs the best pair of tight ends in the division. It also signals that Kansas City will be a heavy running team in 2012. Though Boss has great hands, he's an exceptional blocker. Now he does tend to get a few yellow flags thrown his direction but what Raider didn't have that problem last season.
Still for the money the Chiefs received a solid player with great value.
2. RT Eric Winston - On Thursday evening, the Kansas City Chiefs were working hard to get a deal done with the former Houston Texans right tackle. He arrived in Kansas City earlier in the day to take a physical and visited with the coaching staff in the dinner hours.
His agents, who have been speaking with the Chiefs since Monday, were trying to hammer out a deal that could make Winston one of the highest paid right tackles in the NFL.
3. DT Aubrayo Franklin - Warpaint Illustrated has learned that the former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle will arrive in Kansas City for a visit on Friday or Saturday.
The Chiefs flirted with him last year but failed to reach a deal. Franklin had hoped for a long term deal when he hit free agency last August but ended up signing a one-year deal with the 49ers. After a solid year for the NFC West Champions, the Chiefs have renewed interest in the defensive tackle. And from what we're told, both sides appear eager to get something done.
4. DE Tyson Jackson - We're hearing that the Chiefs are attempting to restructure his contract in hopes of moving him to another team in the very near future. It would appear from our source, that the Chiefs probably have a suitor for Jackson.
5. DE Luis Castillo - The former San Diego Charger has offers from the Chiefs and Broncos. According to our source, KC's division rival is trying to bump up the price. We're told if Castillo is signed that the aforementioned Jackson might get the boot.
6. RB Michael Tolbert - The Chiefs continue their efforts to sign Castillo's former Chargers teammate. Though Kansas City signed Peyton Hillis on Wednesday, Kansas City would like to have a trio of backs that they can rotate. Per our source, their is a chance that a deal can be worked out with Tolbert to switch AFC West teams. But on the flip side per our source, his camp might be using the Chiefs to get a better deal from the team that cut him earlier in the week. Either way his signing is not a high priority for Kansas City.
7. S Laron Landry - The Chiefs reached out to the former Washington Redskins Safety on Thursday. We first told you of their interest earlier in the week. Though Kansas City has strong interest in pairing him with Eric Berry, the two sides have not set up an official visit. At least not yet.
8. G Vernon Carey - The former Miami Dolphins Guard could visit the Chiefs at some point over the weekend. New Chiefs offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll, is pushing for the move. Should Carey sign with the Chiefs, he will supplant last years starter, Ryan Lilja.
9. C Scott Wells - The former Packers Center was in Nashville on Wednesday and visited St. Louis on Thursday. Should he get out of Rams country without a contract, he's expected to visit the Chiefs on Friday. He's been a top target for Kansas City since the onset of free agency. The team is in desperate need of a veteran center.
10. QB's Brady Quinn & Jimmy Clausen - We've heard both names attached to the Chiefs in recent days. Quinn, who has been working out at the University of Kansas with his old college coach, Charlie Weis, visited the Jets on Thursday. Clausen, who is playing behind Cam Newton, wants out of Carolina.
If none of those names thrill you, we've also heard that, if Peyton Manning signs with the Titans, that KC might make a run for Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to compete with Matt Cassel. Hasselbeck likely won't stick around Tennessee if Manning signs on the dotted line.
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Which of these free agents makes the most sense for the Chiefs?
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