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Kansas City Chiefs

Impact moves: The Chiefs signed the best right tackle on the free-agent market following Eric Winston’s surprising release by Houston. Running back Peyton Hillis (Cleveland) and tight end Kevin Boss (Oakland) will play complementary roles on offense.

Significant losses: The Chiefs didn’t come close to re-signing Brandon Carr, who inked a five-year, $50.1 million contract with Dallas. Kansas City hopes that Stanford Routt (Oakland) fares well as a lesser-priced replacement.

Top draft need: Cornerback, defensive line and interior offensive line. The Chiefs also will consider a developmental quarterback to groom behind embattled starter Matt Cassel.

Analysis: Scott Pioli has made great strides rebuilding the roster since becoming Kansas City’s general manager in 2009. The Chiefs also will be buoyed by the return of three of their top young players (safety Eric Berry, running back Jamaal Charles and tight end Tony Moeaki) who spent last season on injured reserve.

Grade: B+
- Alex Marvez (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

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