I don't think the Chiefs are willing to part ways with Tamba Hali yet. The release of Brandon Flowers was intended to go towards Alex Smith's contract but Houston is putting that on hold. The drafting of Ford was to give him one year of developement behind Tamba and then let Tamba go next year freeing up more money to sign Houston. (This is my opinion of the situation)
Houston's hold out is now forcing the Chiefs to pick him over the QB. When I think they want some questions marks answered before making that call.