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NFL Free Agency: Chiefs Have $37 Million In Cap Room

With ample salary cap room, the Kansas City Chiefs are likely to be one of the more active NFL teams when free agency opens on March 13. Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli indciated that the team would be active but also mindful of their cap situation going forward.

"There are a number of things we want to get done, we want to field a good football team in 2012 and also make sure we don't do things with the cap in 2012 and 2013 that impact our ability to continue to field good football teams. So 2012 is important but you never want to look at it in a one-year-only snapshot."

Simply put, the team wants to be a significant player in free agency but wants to get it right and not hand out a contract that they will regret somewhere down the road.

Internally the Chiefs have decisions to make on Dwayne Bowe and Brandon Carr who are both unrestricted free agents. Kansas City has also been discussed as a potential landing spot for Colts quarterback Peyton Manning should he become available.

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