The Kansas City Chiefs have signed third-round pick Tony Moeaki, making him the third member of their 2010 draft class to come to terms.
On Tuesday, fifth-round pick Cameron Sheffield went under contract and earlier, on June 29th, fellow fifth-rounder Kendrick Lewis made his signing official. Moeaki’s signing leaves the Chiefs with its four highest picks players from the draft class remaining unsigned.
With a week to go until players report to St. Joseph, expect to see the rest of the rookie deals to be announced in short order (Jon Asamoah should be next). The only player with any real chance to miss practice time is No. 5 overall pick Eric Berry.
The first-round contract situation could get very ugly across the league with training camp coming up quickly and a work stoppage of some sort guaranteed. We can hope that Berry’s deal will get done out of order, but it’s unrealistic to believe that will actually happen. So the odds are that we are going to see Berry miss significant practice time, which is exactly what the Chiefs can’t afford to have happen.