The Kansas City Chiefs are going to have to watch several of the 16 players that will become free agents go this offseason. As of now, the team has nowhere near the cap space to re-sign all of the players they would like. They will probably be forced to cut a couple of players under contract and restructure a few deals to make room to sign the incoming draft class and a few free agents. One of the biggest areas the Chiefs need to address this offseason is the secondary. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons of re-signing DB Husain Abdullah.
Abdullah played great with the limited playing time he was given, and the Chiefs found out late in the season that he should have been on the field more often. In the playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts, he was about the only thing working in the secondary, grabbing two interceptions and deflecting two passes. He made the $715,000 minimum for 4-6 year vets in 2013 and would probably not be very expensive to re-sign. As a man who once said, “My perspective isn’t money first, but if you look at money first it’s like ‘are you dumb?’”, he probably isn’t going to put the Chiefs through a rough negotiating process.
Abdullah’s one glaring setback is that he’s had four concussions throughout his career. While he definitely has the potential to be a big contributor at a reasonable price, the injury risk is very scary.
His potential along with the likely small price tag definitely make him worth the risk. He had no injury issues in 2013, and the Chiefs would be foolish to let Abdullah get away. He has flashed the abilities needed to replace free agent Kendrick Lewis as starting free safety, but at the very least he would provide solid depth to the secondary.