The Other Peyton

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Call it thunder and lightning, bam and boom, or chocolate and vanilla but the chiefs have formed a new running back tandem after signing former Cleveland Browns back Peyton Hillis yesterday. Hillis, who was last years Madden cover boy, signed a one year $3 millon deal after being allowed to test the free agency by the Browns. Though it is only a one year contract, I look for Hillis to add much needed depth at the running back position. It is almost reminiscent of Larry Johnson (pre ego problem) and Priest Holmes.

Even though adding a back up for Jamaal Charles was needed, the Chiefs still have other needs at valuable positions. Needs such as upgrades at the offensive and defensive line and getting better athletes at inside linebacker. The laundry list of needs for the Chiefs is the most frustrating part about being a fan. So we can enjoy the signing of Hillis, but there are still so many more things that needs to be addressed in free agency and the draft. This is just one less issue the Chiefs have to worry about. Expect the Chiefs to make splashes with more free agents but nothing that will blow the fish out of the water. With the cap being in place, the Chiefs will be forced to spend money. It will be interesting to see which positions are filled via draft and free agency.

Michael Rose

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