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Should KC Sign Slauson just released Guard?


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#1 fanatic

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:43 PM

Bears released OG Matt Slauson.

Slauson was owed just under $3 million this season. The move is surprising after Slauson finished No. 18 in Pro Football Focus' 2015 guard ratings, with a top-ten rank in pass protection. He allowed one sack in 16 starts, and just turned 30 in February. While the Bears are moving on with second-round pick Cody Whitehair at left guard, a good guard just hit the free agent market.
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I think so!
 
 

 



#2 KCSLC2008

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:46 PM

Yes. We need pass blockers!

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 12:51 AM

What would he cost?  If he's affordable, then the Chiefs could have a spot for him.



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:08 AM

Interesting Chiefs passed on Whitehair who replaces this guy. I am no expert and trust KC knows more than me for sure. What I do know is the oline was pathetic last year. WE added only one guy and lost two. Seems like this is a good opportunity.


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:15 AM

I would rather have Ehinger playing at guard.



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:13 AM

Not sure we have the cap space. But I'm all for upgrading the line. KC has very little invested in the entire group of guards

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:04 AM

Ehringer probably will not start his rookie season. He looks like a project. He can play several positions, and he has good size. He has some upsides potential.

 

The Chiefs don't have enough money to play ball. They are right up against their cap. Part of the strategy to move back in the draft may have been to preserve cap funds. Their second round player, Jones, will count a little over $1 M against their cap. Their 3rd round picks on down should count close to club minimum against the cap this year.

 

By not having a first round pick, the Chiefs won't have much worries handling their small cap margin.



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 07:01 PM

Not sure we have the cap space. But I'm all for upgrading the line. KC has very little invested in the entire group of guards


They have no cap space. At all.

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:54 PM

They have no cap space. At all.


For that matter I don't even know if he fits our system. But teams can make room if they really want a guy I guess.

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:58 PM

For that matter I don't even know if he fits our system. But teams can make room if they really want a guy I guess.

I think he fits and he's a passable starter. It's actually a little surprising that Chicago did this.

I don't forsee Dorsey kicking a can down the road by restructuring to make this happen. Only way to make it happen would be a long-term Berry deal, and he will be off the FA market long before a contract is signed.

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 10:32 PM

For that matter I don't even know if he fits our system. But teams can make room if they really want a guy I guess.

 

Denver does it all the time


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 11:11 PM

Denver does it all the time

exactly...if you want to build a team that is good but not great...follow the Chiefs new model



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:20 PM

Free agent G/C Matt Slauson will visit the Chargers and Bills.

Slauson is visiting the Chargers on Wednesday, and will then make the trip to Buffalo. He was drafted by coach Rex Ryan with the Jets in 2009. Buffalo reportedly envisions Slauson as a right tackle. Slauson was Pro Football Focus' No. 18 guard last season, excelling in pass protection. He has position versatility, being able to play either guard spot or center.
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KC needs this guy. Denver makes these things work...KC could too but will they?


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 05:53 PM

chiefs wont do it..no way.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:07 AM

The Chiefs are more desperately in need of a backup tackle.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:42 PM

Matt Slauson or Eric Berry?

 

Is this a question?



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:49 PM

The Chiefs are more desperately in need of a backup tackle.

Eric Fisher - Jah Reid - Mitch Morse - Laurent Duvernay-Tardif - Mitchell Schwartz

 

The Chiefs have a backup guard with 22 games of experience as a starter in Zach Fulton. If a tackle gets injured, Reid would slide to tackle, and Fulton would fill the vacated left guard position.

 

The Chiefs need to keep developing the offensive linemen, but this is the best they have looked in May of any year since John Dorsey arrived.


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 03:41 PM

We should get Berry signed....get that cap down, and talk to this guy.  He was PFF's #18 rated guard, so that basically puts him in the top 25% statistically.  He was top 5 in pass blocking.  He should come pretty cheap, and even if we are comfortable with our Guards(which I think most of us aren't), our depth at guard is even worse. 


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:54 PM

Eric Fisher - Jah Reid - Mitch Morse - Laurent Duvernay-Tardif - Mitchell Schwartz

 

The Chiefs have a backup guard with 22 games of experience as a starter in Zach Fulton. If a tackle gets injured, Reid would slide to tackle, and Fulton would fill the vacated left guard position.

 

The Chiefs need to keep developing the offensive linemen, but this is the best they have looked in May of any year since John Dorsey arrived.

Looks like the same pile as last year. Only Schwartz is different.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:56 PM

Looks like the same pile as last year. Only Schwartz is different.

Fisher is improving and Schwartz should be a considerable upgrade.  Morse has a year of experience and the Chiefs drafted an OG with hopes of starting him.  It's possible that this line will be much better than the one beginning last year.






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