Kansas City Chiefs add help to secondary

By Damon Salvadore
Debby Wong-US Presswire

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to make moves this offseason.

Right after the division rival Denver Broncos picked up wide receiver Wes Welker, the Chiefs signed cornerback Sean Smith. The deal is reportedly three years for $18 million with $12 million guaranteed. Smith is not among the NFL‘s elite corners, but he has had his moments.

Smith was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins. Smith was not a ball hawk in Miami at all as he only recorded five interceptions in four seasons with the team. He isn’t the hardest hitting defensive back either like Ed Reed. It appears at first sight that the Chiefs overpaid for Smith, but who can blame them? In the AFC West they must go up against Peyton Manning and that aerial assault.

The biggest plus side to Sean Smith is health. In four seasons with the Dolphins, he only missed one game. Whatever he does to stay in shape, it works. The Chiefs also recently signed free agent cornerback Dunta Robinson to a three year deal that is worth $13 million. Now that is the steal. Robinson is a hard hitter that will make you sorry you caught the ball. Welker matched up against Robinson will be a must see.

Even though he is a physical player, Robinson has only missed one game the last four seasons.

Andy Reid made the disastrous decision to bring in Nnamdi Asomugha to the Philadelphia Eagles two years ago. His judgment at signing corners has been question lately without a doubt. The Robinson signing is a steal for the price and this Smith deal seems to be an overpayment. But again who can blame him when you’re up against Manning twice a year? And it is only a three year deal, not a long-term deal so not a huge risk.

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