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DE Wallace Gilberry Gets Second Round Tender From Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs gave DE Wallace Gilberrysecond round tender, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. Gilberry has been in the league since 2008 so he falls under the restricted free agent label. This means that Gilberry will stay in the fold if/when a new labor deal is done.

Gilberry was second on the team in sacks last year and was arguably the only other player besides LB Tamba Hali, who was issued the franchise tag, to show any sort of consistency in pass rushing.

The Chiefs had 25 players without a contract heading into 2011. Hali was franchise, there are nine unrestricted free agents and 15 players who are restricted in some fashion. Some are exclusive rights free agents meaning they have no negotiating rights -- they take the Chiefs offer or leave it -- and others are restricted, such as Gilberry. Those that are restricted could be offered tenders by the Chiefs

Of course we don't know what all this completely means until a new labor deal is done. As with everything, the potential work stoppage leaves us with a lot of questions.