[Kansas City.com] Chiefs General Manager Carl Peterson said at least two things were complicating the signing of drafted rookies this year. For starters, the salary cap went up, but the rookie cap didn’t. And the Chiefs have eight players – not their usual seven – in their rookie pool with the signing of Canadian Football League quarterback Casey Printers.
“There’s not a lot of room to wiggle from last year to this year,” Peterson said.
On a positive note, he said the negotiations with first-round pick Tamba Hali had been going “very well.”
“They have a good understanding of where we are, and we have a good understanding of where they are,” he said.
Peterson said he was hopeful that Hali would be in River Falls when training camp started in two weeks, but he also noted that one late arrival – 2005 first-rounder Derrick Johnson – did just fine last year.