NFL Free Agency 2012: Brandon Carr, Tyler Palko Top Chiefs Free Agent Llist

The Kansas City Chiefs are buckling down and preparing for free agency, which officially opens on Tuesday. The team has plenty of salary cap room this offseason, but will still need to make some tough decisions in the free agent market and in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Joel Thorman at Arrowhead Pride has a full rundown on the impending Chiefs free agents and his analysis on what will happen with each player. He believes that the team will not offer a contract to exclusive rights free agent quarterback Tyler Palko and that in-demand cornerback Brandon Carr will wind up with another team. It's well worth clicking through to find his evaluation of each player.

The Chiefs did manage to lock up tight end Jake O'Connell and place their franchise tag on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, but they still have plenty of players about to hit the open market.

Here is the full list of impending Chiefs free agents, courtesy of Mac's Football Blog:

Exclusive Rights Free Agents (2)

S Reshard Langford
QB Tyler Palko

Restricted Free Agents (1)

TE Jake O'Connell - Signed one-year extension
LB Jovan Belcher

Unrestricted Free Agents (17)

QB Kyle Orton
RB Jackie Battle
RB Thomas Jones
FB Le'Ron McClain
WR Dwayne Bowe - Received franchise tag
WR Jerheme Urban
TE Anthony Becht
TE Leonard Pope
OT Ryan O'Callaghan
OT Barry Richardson
OC Casey Wiegmann
DE Wallace Gilberry
DT Amon Gordon
DT Kelly Gregg
CB Brandon Carr
CB Travis Daniels
S Jon McGraw
S Sabby Piscitelli

For more on the Chiefs offseason and free agency, check out Arrowhead Pride.

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