NFL State of the Franchise: All 32 Teams

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Dec 7, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agency Signings:

  • Chiefs sign WR Jeremy Maclin
  • Chiefs sign S Tyvon Branch
  • Chiefs sign G Paul Fanaika


  • DE/OLB Justin Houston
  • S Ron Parker
  • TE Richard Gordon
  • ILB Josh Mauga
  • S Kelcie McCray
  • WR Jason Avant

Free Agency Period Trade:

  • 5th-round pick to New Orleans Saints for G Ben Grubbs


  • C Rodney Hudson
  • S Kurt Coleman
  • DE/DT Vance Walker
  • TE Anthony Fasano

Draft Picks

  • CB Marcus Peters
  • OG Mitch Morse
  • WR Chris Conley
  • CB Steven Nelson
  • ILB Ramik Wilson
  • TE James O’Shaunessy
  • Rakeem Nunez-Roches
  • WR Da’Ron Brown

State of the Franchise: Descending

The Chiefs got a couple of deep threats this offseason for a quarterback (Alex Smith) that does everything but throw deep. It was a good idea to keep their edge-rusher and to pick their corner in the first round. But they didn’t do much to address their run defense, let best offensive lineman leave and didn’t address left tackle, where they have a bust.

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