1. Chiefs Cut Kevin Boss and Steve Breaston today. We've been told by ESPN that more cuts are expected to come.
Cassel is technically still on the roster. But it appears that he will likely leave the franchise once we are guaranteed to have a Alex Smith, Matt Flynn, Matt Moore, replacement.
2. There isn't a hard news service that is reporting this. But Twitter blew up today saying that Dwayne Bowe will be given a contract identical to Vincent Jackson.
On one hand, it might be hard to argue that Bowe is as deadly as a 6'4 WR with TE size. But on the other, Bowe would likely leave KC for less money to play with a decent QB. I don't even think he'd have a problem not being a team's no.1 option.
DEPTH CHART STARTERS
Kansas City won't have a ton of extra $$ after releasing Cassel and signing/trading for Alex Smith. They also have to pay a large contract to their no.1 pick.
This is, potentially, the biggest hole to fill - assuming Bowe is back. Brandon Flowers can be an All-Pro but it won't stop the opponents QB from throwing to the other side. The DB class is relatively weak this year. Especially in the high rounds.
Look For : Cary Williams, Baltimore or a Trade
The Ravens are unlikely to be able to provide more than 6 million dollars and their hope is that Williams takes a hometown discount. If you take Charles Woodson's age and Cortland Finnegan's suspensions , Williams is the best prospect on the market. Clark Hunt and John Dorsey would make a heck of a statement if they outbid for Williams.
If one player from the ACL crew didn't look the same it is Tony Moeaki. He didn't look like his Rookie Season. I'm not in the mood to say he's guranteed the number 1 spot.
Brandon Myers, Raiders. If the Raiders can't re-sign him. Expect him to stay in the division.
This is still assuming Bowe is re-signed. I'm probably not the only person wondering about Jon Baldwin's remaining life with the Chiefs. He could be Titus Young 2.o with Dorsey and Reid.
Although Reid's legacy does involve TO, he actually prefers WRs with stamina and speed over size match ups. He likes his opponents corners to wear out on long back pedals. And it appears to work.
LOOK FOR : Drafting 2 WRs. This is really Dorsey's Bread and Butter. And he isn't afraid to draft these positions high and preparing to constantly reload.
Javon Belcher is gone....
LOOK FOR : Bart Scott. Scott is pretty furious that he got a pink slip from the Jets. The man who he considers his mentor is now the DC of the Chiefs. Scott/Houston/Hali/Johnson feels like a Steelers line up more than the Chiefs.
Also think about .... Drafting a potential replacement for Scott, 33.
There's talk around the league that Dorsey & Jackson will want to stay in Kansas City after all. Defensive Line is the deepest position in the draft. Multi million dollar houses in Kansas City are hard to sell. Neither will likely receive guaranteed starting jobs on defensive lines next year. Logical Theory is that 1 will stay and 1 will walk. My guess?
We re-sign both to short term deals. Jackson 1-2 years. Dorsey maybe 2-3 years. Add depth/competition in the draft.