The Kansas City Chiefs brass is in Indianapolis at the 2011 NFL Combine preparing for the wave of prospects entering the 2011 NFL draft. The Chiefs are there to see and meet players but they also cut out a few minutes to speak with the media.
Speaking to Adam Teicher of the KC Star, Pioli talked about the decisions the Chiefs face regarding the 25 players who are without a contract entering 2011. They've franchised LB Tamba Hali and will likely issue restricted free agent tenders to other players. It's not clear yet if the threshold for free agency will be four years, like it was pre-2010, or if it will remain six years, as it was during the 2010 uncapped season. I would guess we're headed back to four years (just a guess, though) which would mean players who have four or more years of experience could walk into free agency (if there is a free agency). Check out the full story at the Star.
Haley talked about the hiring of quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn for the first time since the Chiefs made the hire. Bob Gretz of BobGretz.com writes that Haley was "giddy" about Zorn's arrival. Haley also said he didn't know when he would make a decision on who will call the plays next year but did note he's been on a team in the past that didn't make that decision until August. Check out the full story at BobGretz.com.
Todd Haley will speak to the media at 12:15 p.m. this afternoon.