All reports out of Kansas City have Brandon FLowers looking to sign a 4 year deal by thursday. Brandon Albert, and his agent both expect to have his deal done before thursday as well.
It looks like at this time, the Chris Long piece of the puzzle is NOT the only piece the front office needs. They are awaiting Vernon Gholsten to sign with the Jets. As some of you may know, Dorsey hired the same agent as Bowe's, and I do expect there to be a holdout at least for the first week of training camp. The Chiefs have not signed a top 5 pick since Derrick Thomas, and although Im sure Carl, and Denny will get this deal done, it looks like Dorsey's agent is waiting as LONG as he possibly can to maximize Dorsey's guarenteed money.
The CRUCIAL signing of Albert is what is needed most, and all signs out of Arrowhead, and Alberts agent, are that a deal will be done before thursday.
In summary, Looks like were gonna get Flowers, and Albert into camp on time. Merritt is injured, so there is no hurry there for a guy that is looking at 3 Tight ends in front of him in rotation. IT DOES LOOK LIKE THERE IS GOING TO BE A HOLDOUT FROM DORSEY, although they dont expect it to last longer than the first week or two of camp. Albert is FAR more more important on day 1 versus Dorsey.
On the Farve front, According to a league source, the Kansas City have in fact considered a deal for Farve, but according to another league source, Farve would have to be the starter, and would command about 12 million against the cap. The Chiefs will have a 30-35 Million after all players are signed, and it looks like they WILL in fact stick to their plan with Brodie Croyle because they are not sure how he would react to being a backup. I'd say there is a 20% chance the Chiefs land Farve, but I really doubt it anyway. Brodie is our guy.
I'm happy with ALL of the signings so far, and look for EVERYTHING to get done soon.