Kansas City Chiefs Rumors: 5 Possible Free Agent Targets
Kansas City Chiefs Rumors: Five Possible Free Agent Targets
Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey has been on an absolute shopping spree since coming to KC this past January, adding player after player until the Chiefs had over half of their roster turned over. After arguably the busiest offseason in the NFL, Dorsey and the Chiefs may not be done making moves just yet.
Heading into the preseason, Kansas City had about enough cap space to sign a mid-level towel boy, but a true shopaholic will not be slowed down by a minor hiccup like not having any money. In the past week, Dorsey has restructured the contracts of both CB Brandon Flowers, and K Ryan Succop, clearing roughly $4 million in 2013 cap space with those two moves alone.
It is possible the Chiefs don’t have any plans for the money and could just sit on it, but the possibility of a significant free agent signing is every bit as likely. Kansas City has been nothing but aggressive since the 2012 season concluded, and there is no reason to believe they will be slowing down now.
Owner Clark Hunt vowed to get more involved with the decision-making after the disastrous 2012 season, and it seems the front office is finally starting to become as impatient as the KC fans. This is no rebuilding year — the Chiefs are doing everything in their power to win now. If Hunt, Dorsey and Andy Reid believe a free agent could make a significant immediate impact, it’s very possible they will pull the trigger.
5. TE Kellen Davis
With Tony Moeaki out for the year, Anthony Fasano is now the only tight end on the depth chart with any real professional experience. KC picked up Sean McGrath after he was recently cut by the Seattle Seahawks, but neither he nor rookie Travis Kelce have a single NFL reception. Reid and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson seem intent on involving the tight ends in the passing game, and Davis could provide some much-needed experience and depth.
4. KR/PR Josh Cribbs
Cribbs would be a great weapon for new special teams coordinator Dave Toub. The record holder for career kick-return TDs would make a solid special teams crew even better. The 30-year old would also bring some nice depth to the wide receiver position, which is an area KC seems unsure about.
3. WR Brandon Lloyd
As I mentioned last week, signing Lloyd would make perfect sense for both the Chiefs and the free agent wideout. He is the best unsigned wide receiver, and would make a great compliment to Dwayne Bowe.
2. S Kerry Rhodes
Kansas City boasts a very talented secondary, but they’ve had trouble keeping their safeties healthy over the past two seasons. Eric Berry missed almost all of 2011 with a torn ACL, and Kendrick Lewis missed seven games in 2012 due to issues with his surgically-repaired shoulder. Rhodes is the best defensive free agent available, and will produce a significant boost to whichever team he joins. The upgrade and insurance he could bring to the Chiefs’ secondary is definitely worth considering.
1. DE Mark Anderson
Kansas City must fix their weak pass rush that finished 29th in the league last season with 27 sacks. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton will look to improve upon that and Anderson could bring an immediate impact. His injury-plagued 2012 season was a disappointment, but the season before he racked up 10 sacks with the New England Patriots. Current Chiefs defensive end starters Tyson Jackson and Mike Devito have combined for a mere 8.5 sacks for their entire careers.