From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The NFL Players Association released a list of projected 2010 free agents, both restricted and unrestricted.
Because of the decision by the NFL owners to opt out of their deal with the players, the threshhold for unestricted free agency has risen from four seasons in the league to six seasons. That’s created a very big pool of restricted free agents with four and five years of experience.
The early list has 11 Chiefs as restricted free agents and seven as unrestricted. That group includes seven players who finished the 2009 season as starters.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS – G Andy Alleman, RB Jackie Battle, QB Brodie Croyle, QB Matt Gutierrez, LB Derrick Johnson, LB Corey Mays, OT Ikechuku Ndukwe, C Rudy Niswanger, OT Ryan O’Callaghan, FS Jarrad Page and RB Kolby Smith.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS – SS Mike Brown, WR Chris Chambers, WR Terrance Copper, TE Sean Ryan, OL Wade Smith, OLB Mike Vrabel and WR Bobby Wade.