The NFL may have relaxed some of their rules during the 'legal tampering' period, but today they made it clear they are not messing around with teams who overstep the rules they put in place. The Chiefs apparently overstepped their bounds last year with Jeremy Maclin and have been punished for it.
.@NFL announces it fines coach Andy Reid & GM John Dorsey, docks the team 2 draft picks for violating anti-tampering policy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
#KCChiefs lose the 2016 third-rounder and 2017 sixth-rounder for their infractions. Team also fined $250,000. Reid fined $75K, Dorsey: $25K— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
So, the Chiefs will not have a third round pick this year along with no sixth rounder in 2016. This along with watching several of their own players walk as free agents could hurt them quite a bit going forward.
The Broncos are experiencing an exodus of their own. Things are looking better and better for the Raiders standing in the AFC West.
Update: The Chiefs say they will be appealing the decision.