Kansas City Chiefs Prepare for Free Agency

By Damon Salvadore
Michael Hickey-US Presswire

NFL free agency is set to kick off this Tuesday, March 12.

The Kansas City Chiefs have made it clear with new head coach Andy Reid, win now. There will be no rebuilding process in Kansas City for the next few years despite the fact that Peyton Manning is still in the division. The Chiefs have arguably been the leagues busiest team, most notably by agreeing to terms with quarterback Alex Smith. However, there is still much to be done in Kansas City. Fortunately there are many good free agents this offseason to sign.

Dwayne Bowe may be returning, but that won’t solve the entire passing game. Bowe’s deep threat is among the games best, but it may be time for an underneath receiver. Could Wes Welker be that guy? Welker is the best in the game under five yards, the problem is he wants elite money and we all know he’s not worth that. Other notable free agent wide receivers include Greg Jennings and Brian Hartline.

Mike Wallace will likely end up with the Miami Dolphins.

Then there’s running back. No doubt Jamaal Charles is the man, but a second threat wouldn’t hurt. Maybe Rashard Mendenhall or Steven Jackson would be a good compliment to Charles. Jackson’s three total fumbles over the last three seasons and eight consecutive 1,000 yard seasons show consistency. Jackson is also used to playing football in Missouri.

Denver Broncos three time pro bowl offensive linemen Ryan Clady is possibly the best linemen available. He is only 26 years old and a division rival to the Chiefs. Getting him would be a huge plus for the Chiefs. And then there’s always former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long. Unlikely he leaves the Dolphins and he comes at a high price.

Secondary has a few good free agents. The Chiefs just agreed with cornerback Dunta Robinson, but a secondary can never have too much depth. Sean Smith’s agent has been in contact with the Chiefs and 36 year old Charles Woodson is a free agent as well. It’s a long shot, but Ed Reed is a free agent. Odds are he will return to the Baltimore Ravens, but anything can happen for the right price.

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