2014 NFL Free Agency: Kansas City Chiefs- Potential Cuts and Free Agents
Byron Lambert, Rosterwatch.com
Image Via Donnie Avery Facebook
Recently, Chiefs GM John Dorsey called me “a man of caliber.” Head Coach Andy Reid was either buying a toiletry, or some kind of Reese’s type Egg in a purple-ish wrapper. He looked happy and refreshed. It’s a regime we respect.
They are currently right up against 2014 salary cap projections. Rightfully so, it’s a roster full of good players on both sides of the ball.
He are the fantasy relevant players who are either, free-agents or possible cuts / restructures-
Dexter McCluster (RB/WR)- UFA
** Other notable, Non-Fantasy relevant, players who are free agents include- Branden Albert LT, Tyson Jackson DE. CB Dunta Robinson was let go on February 7th.
Potential Cuts or Restructures:
Donnie Avery (WR)- He counts almost $3M against the cap, which is too much for almost any Alex Smith receiver (until you puke when you see Dwayne Bowe’s $12M figure.) The Chiefs could save $1.35M by cutting Avery.
Anthony Fasano (TE)- Anytime you can save $1M by cutting a player with 23 receptions for 200 yards, you think long and hard about it.
** RB’s Joe McKnight and/or Cyrus Gray may be expendable with the emergence of Knile Davis. Cutting either will save the Chiefs $600K.
** Other notable, non-fantasy related, potential restructures include- Tamba Hali DE/OLB ($11.5M), Eric Berry S ($11.5M), Brandon Flowers CB ($10M).