As all of you know the offensive line is one of the areas that definitly needs some work for the Chiefs to be competitve again. Here I am going to take a look at a few offensive guards that are set to be free agents that could be good pick ups for the Chiefs. ( Don’t forget Free Agency starts at 11:00 CST tonight.)
The Jets released guard Brandon Moore today after not wanting to pay him the $7 million roster bonus he was due (they could not get a new deal done). More has six years of experince and has started every game for the Jets for the last four years. Moore is 28 and is leaving his first team that picked him up. That makes him an ideal cadidate for the Chiefs and the kind of player that Scott Pioli loves to sign.
The Bill made Derrick Dockery the highest paid guard in the NFL two years ago and have now released him. Dockery is also 28 years old and has 6 years of NFL experience. He started his career with the Washington Redskins making his first in his fourth game as a rookie and he hasn’t missed a game since. Dockery also is pretty close to fitting the Pioli mold for signing a free agent (age), but he could command the biggest money out of all of the guards on the market.
The Steelers released starting guard Kendall Simmons today. Simmons was placed on injuried reserve after he had an Achilles tendon tear in the fourth game of the year. He was a first round pick of the Steelers in 2002, became the Steelers starting guard (RG) as a rookie and has started every game that he has played in. Simmons missed the entire 2004 season and was placed on IR that year. He is 29 years old and has 7 years in the NFL under his belt.
Well, to my knowlegde those are the top three free agent guards availbe to the Chiefs. Who do think the Chiefs should sign? One of these three or someone not on the list?