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Late Sunday night a report out of Buffalo has the Bills offering a 2009 third-round pick for Gonzalez. The Chiefs are sticking to their initial demands of a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick.
Earlier in the evening the New York Giants moved off their offer of a single draft pick, reportedly a sixth-rounder for Gonzalez, and are now willing to talk about a first-day pick. But there's also another team in the mix, the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to our Eagles source, Philadelphia does not want Gonzalez winding up in a Giants uniform. That has the Chiefs in the catbird seat and signals the likely end of the Gonzalez era in Kansas City.
But he might not be the only veteran on the move. Warpaint Illustrated has confirmed that two teams have inquired about Larry Johnson – the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Johnson played his collegiate career at Penn State and the local NFL team, the Steelers, who are in desperate need of a running back, have shown some interest in continuing conversations with the Chiefs.
What's interesting about the LJ rumors is that the Bills may be willing to part with second year Running Back Fred Jackson who was taken off the Bills official depth chart late Sunday evening when the Gonzalez trade rumor hit the internet. He could be part of the trade and if so that means LJ might be on the move to another team before Tuesday's deadline.
The Chiefs have made it known they are willing to trade both Gonzalez and Johnson for the right price.
In other news, the New England Patriots appear interested in re-acquiring veteran quarterback Damon Huard for the second half of the season. With Tom Brady on the mend after major knee surgery and Matt Cassel coming down to earth, the Patriots would like to add a veteran signal caller for the last half of the season as an insurance policy.
The fact that Kansas City is contemplating so many moves at the break signals that ownership, management and the coaching staff are in unison with the youth movement.
Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated.com for the latest on the Kansas City Chiefs.
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