The Chiefs and NFL
After building roster, Chiefs’ GM feels ‘pretty good’ about going into camp
04/29/2013 1:47 PM
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The Chiefs have yet to announce the undrafted free agents they’ve signed, and they may add or subtract another veteran player or two before they start training camp in late July. But their weekend activity for the most part concludes the roster-building part of their offseason.
A busy offseason, for sure, and that’s just since the Chiefs hired a new general manager in John Dorsey and a new coaching staff, headed by Andy Reid. Before the draft, the Chiefs had 69 players under contract. Exactly one-third, 23, were new to the Chiefs.
They drafted eight players, and if they fill their roster to the NFL limit of 90 with undrafted rookies, that means exactly one-half of their players have only signed on since the end of last season.
“I feel really good right now, but I think it’s an ongoing process,’’ Dorsey said, speaking to the Chiefs’ roster. “A personnel guy’s job is never done, but right now I feel pretty good about going into camp. For the most part, I feel like the way we are going to camp, we are 95 percent there. This is kind of the way we are going to go to camp.”