I'm going to catch up on a few personnel moves the Chiefs have made over the last week or so. I do so now because free agency starts tomorrow and all hell is about to break lose.
Back on February 24th, the Chiefs signed free agent defensive back, Jacques Reeves. Reeves hasn't played in the NFL since 2009, which he did so with the Houston Texans before suffering a broken leg. Reeves started all 16 games in 2008.
On March 6th, the Chiefs released veteran linebacker Demorrio Williams. A good example of how things can change so quickly in the NFL, Williams went from starting the majority of the 2009 season at middle linebacker to only playing sparingly and on special teams throughout the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Used as a motivational tool for Derrick Johnson under the Todd Haley era, Williams provided competition but eventually lost out to the now-Pro Bowl Johnson. It didn't take long for the 31 year old veteran to find another home, quickly finding one in San Diego on a one-year deal.
Defensive lineman Amon Gordon, who played his way onto the 53 man roster after a training camp invite last summer, received a two-year deal this afternoon. The figures on the deal haven't been announced yet, but this sounds like a good deal. Gordon provided need depth last season to the defensive line. Gordon finished the 2011 season with 23 tackles and 2 sacks.
UPDATE: Jovan Belcher received a second round tender today by the Chiefs. This makes Belcher, the Chiefs inside linebacker next to Derrick Johnson, a restricted free agent, and will pay him just under $2 million for the 2012 season. Belcher had 87 tackles last season.