[Kansas City.com] The Chiefs are scheduled to have six unrestricted and eight restricted free agents when the signing period begins next week.
Wide receiver Chris Chambers, linebacker Mike Vrabel and safety Mike Brown are among the potential unrestricted free agents. Quarterback Brodie Croyle, linebackers Derrick Johnson and Corey Mays, offensive linemen Rudy Niswanger and Ryan O’Callaghan and safety Jarrad Page are among the potential restricted free agents.
General manager Scott Pioli said at the scouting combine Thursday that he’s trying to reduce those numbers by next week.
“We’ve had conversations with most all of our players that are free agents, including some restricted free agents, too,” said Pioli, who declined to be more specific. “I don’t know if you saw yesterday, but we got Kolby (Smith) and Matt Gutierrez done. We’ve had conversations with all of them. We’re trying to keep some guys in the fold. That’s a big part of free-agency as well. It’s not only going out and signing other players. It’s also trying to hold on to the ones you want to keep here as well.”