5 Kansas City Chiefs Who Could Be on the Trade Block This Offseason
With the '12 NFL offseason officially kicking off on Monday, it's time to look at players on the trading block at some point during this offseason.
Like many teams, the Kansas City Chiefs have a handful of potential players that could be traded away for the right cost.
Here are five Chiefs that might depart KC this offseason via the trade route.
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For the past few years, there have been rumblings about the Chiefs trading DE Glenn Dorsey.
The former LSU star will be heading into his fifth season in in the league this year and has improved nearly every season of his young NFL career.
With the late season emergence of rookie defensive end Allen Bailey in 2011, Dorsey has become even more expendable in the recent months.
Trading Dorsey could net the Chiefs a first or second round pick, but it would also take away one of the better players on their defensive line heading into next season and beyond.
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It wasn't very long ago when DE Wallace Gilberry was the talk of the town in Kansas City.
In 2010, he had seven sacks and two forced fumbles while coming off the bench for most of the season.
However, he went back down to earth last season, as he had just 2.5 sacks, and saw some of his playing time get cut thanks to the play of rookie Allen Bailey and veteran Amon Gordon.
Gilberry doesn't really have a place on this team anymore, and he could really be a solid pass rusher for another team if KC is willing to trade him this offseason.
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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher has been a starter for each of the last two seasons on this Chiefs defense.
However, it seems that his days as a starter in KC are getting numbered.
After a less than impressive '11 campaign, the Chiefs decided to re-sign injured LB Brandon Siler, who has a good chance to beat Belcher out for the starting spot next season.
Even though KC could use him for depth in their linebacking corps, trading him to a more deserving team could be a viable option as well.
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Chiefs starting corner-back Brandon Carr has proven over the past two seasons that he is one of the best at his position in the AFC.
Later this offseason, Carr's rookie contract will expire and it is unclear where the Chiefs will do with him.
Many think that he will end up testing the free agent waters, but he could also be traded as well.
If KC does elect to trade him, there will surely be many teams like the Bucs and Lions that would be very interested in his services.
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Heading into this offseason, the issue of Pro Bowl wideout Dwayne Bowe returning to the Chiefs next season has been a hot topic around the league.
Bowe is eligible to become a free agent next month and he will likely command a big contract from either Kansas City or the next time that he plays for.
There's also a possibility that the Chiefs could franchise him and then package him in a trade.
Out of all of the the players that could be on the trading block for KC, Bowe appears to spark the most interest from other teams because of his big play ability from the wide receiver position.