Over the Super Bowl weekend the NFL Players Associated released the names of all the NFL players who do not have contracts for the 2011 season. That list included 25 members of the Chiefs. Their futures remain up in the air with the current unsettled labor situation.
- Quarterback (1) – Brodie Croyle.
- Running back (1) – Jackie Battle.
- Fullback (2) – Tim Castille, Mike Cox.
- Wide receiver (2) – Terrance Copper, Kevin Curtis.
- Tight end (2) – Brad Cottam, Leonard Pope.
- Offensive line (4) – C/G Rudy Niswanger, OT Ryan O’Callaghan, OT Barry Richardson, C Casey Wiegmann.
- Defensive line (3) – Ron Edwards, Wallace Gilberry, Shaun Smith.
- Linebackers (5) – Charlie Anderson, Cory Greenwood, Tamba Hali, Corey Mays, Mike Vrabel.
- Cornerbacks (3) – Brandon Carr, Travis Daniels, Maurice Leggett.
- Safety (2) – Reshard Langford, Jon McGraw.