Kansas City Chiefs: Saying Farewell To The 5 Free Agents Lost On Day One

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Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) is congratulated by head coach Andy Reid (right) after returning a punt for a touchdown against the New York Giants in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 31-7. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs had a rough first day of NFL Free agency. They lost 5 starters within the first two hours of the new NFL season, including three starting players along the offensive line. Ouch.

With the loss of these 5 players, the 2014 season suddenly has big question marks written all over it. As of now, logic says the Chiefs starting offensive line going into this season looks like this, Stephenson LT, Allen LG, Kush C, Hudson RG, Fisher RT. Rodney Hudson has played guard in both college and the NFL during his rookie season with the Chiefs. That could be a smooth transition that works out nicely if that is in fact what the Chiefs decide to do.

It also seems that the Chiefs are prepared to make a youth movement and start relying on their drafted talent. Fine by me, as its proven to be the best philosophy to achieving longevity in the NFL, but it also means that 2014 is potentially a “re-building” year, something Chiefs fans don’t want to hear.

Anyway, before I get too far off the topic, I wanted to give a solid farewell to the Chiefs players that were  lost in the madness they call NFL free agency. A good ol’ fashion, KCKingdom farewell! So with out further ado, simply click “next” or use the arrow keys on your key board to begin the list of farewells.

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Tags: Branden Albert Dexter McCluster Geoff Schwartz Jon Asamoah Kansas City Chiefs Tyson Jackson

  • BobbyP

    Safe again, married in 1969 gonna get to celebrate our 50th anniversary before celebrating another Super Bowl victory !

    • Joel Wagler

      Sorry…That’s a long time to wait.

      • BobbyP

        Guess I’m a true fan , I can still remember Lenny and gang in the parade, and I truly believe I will see it again .

  • paul pace

    The only player I think they really should have kept is Schwartz. He really had a good season and was doing a really good job on the O-line. The rest were somewhat expected to leave and to a point were expendable. Albert was good but not a super star and remember is still a guard at heart! Jackson was O.K. but not great and he will probably never be an elite D-linemen, McCluster is good but is somewhat limited to where they can use him, especially as a receiver. He would have been nice to keep but not essential. Asamoah was decent and would have been nice to have but, again, not essential. Now, after saying all that, I am sure most will agree that the Chiefs have some holes and, hopefully, Dorsey has a plan to fill them. Unfortunately, he just isn’t sharing his plan with us which it makes it fairly nerve racking for us fans!

    • Joel Wagler

      I agree with pretty much everything you said.

      • paul pace

        Well, I hope we hear something from the Chiefs in the next few days. I would think they would use FA to feel some of these holes because, correct me if I wrong, they only have 6 draft picks this year.

  • Joel Wagler

    Loved the videos! That was a cool idea!