2011 NFL Free Agency: Five Best Free Agents Available for the Kansas City Chiefs

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2011 NFL Free Agency: Five Best Free Agents Available for the Kansas City Chiefs
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With the 2011 NFL Draft behind us, and hopefully the end to the labor situation on the horizon it is time for free agency for the Kansas City Chiefs to begin.  The Chiefs are a young team, and while several holes have been filled from the draft there are still a few key positions that could be addressed through free agency. 

The Chiefs addressed the glaring hole at wide receiver by drafting Jon Baldwin and addressed the aging offensive line by drafting several interior linemen.  At nose tackle, the Chiefs drafted Jerrell Powe, however the position can still be improved more as it will be hard to rely on a rookie all season. 

The Chiefs also did not address a position that many believed would be one of the key positions of concern in the draft, and I am talking about offensive tackle.  While not addressing this position might mean Scott Pioli and Todd Haley are happy with the tackle position, I believe it still needs to be addressed.  In my opinion, if the Chiefs solely rely on Barry Richardson at right tackle for the 2011 season that would be a grave mistake.

With a schedule in 2011schedule that includes Pittsburgh, Green Bay, New England, New York Jets, Chicago, and Indianapolis, it appears to be much more difficult than the 2010 schedule.  The Chiefs will need to effectively address these areas of need through free agency. 

Since free agency appears to be around the corner let’s focus on the Top 5 free agents, discuss how they could specifically impact the Chiefs in 2011, and see if they would be worth bringing onto this team.  This list includes veterans, has been’s, players that are exiting their prime and players that are entering their prime. 

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