[Kansas City.com] The Chiefs currently have 25 players on their roster without a contract for 2011, including both of their top pass rushers, outside linebacker Tamba Hali and end Wallace Gilberry. The Chiefs re-signed some of their better young players during the season, including linebacker Derrick Johnson and running back Jamaal Charles, but made no apparent move to re-sign either Hali or Gilberry.
Other defesnive players without contracts for 2011 include: LB Charlie Anderson, CB Brandon Carr, CB Travis Daniels, DT Ron Edwards, LB Cory Greenwood, CB Maurice Leggett, LB Corey Mays, S Jon McGraw, DL Shaun Smith, and LB Mike Vrabel.
Offensive players without 2011 contracts include Wiegmann and quarterback Brodie Croyle. Wiegmann won the starting job from the incumbent, Rudy Niswanger, during training camp and never gave it back.
Other offensive players without contracts for 2011 include: RB Jackie Battle, FB Tim Castille, WR Terrance Copper, TE Brad Cottam, FB Mike Cox, WR Kevin Curtis, OL Rudy Niswanger, OL Ryan O’Callaghan, TE Leonard Pope, and OL Barry Richardson.
Because the league’s collective-bargaining agreement is set to expire in March, it’s unclear which of the Chiefs’ unsigned players would be unrestricted, restricted or exclusive rights free agents or whether there will be free agency at all.