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5 NFL Free Agents Who The Kansas City Chiefs Should Avoid At All Costs

5 NFL Free Agents Who Kansas City Chiefs Should Avoid at All Costs

Hakeem Nicks
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Kansas City’s inability to lock up their own players is going to make the free agency period much more of a challenge. The team has several holes to fill, and will have to battle every other organization in the league to fill them when March 11 rolls around. With several needs and only about .6 million in cap space, the front office is going to have to choose their free agents wisely. Here are five who the Chiefs need to avoid at all costs.

5. Trindon Holliday

5. KR/PR Trindon Holliday
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5. KR/PR Trindon Holliday

Trindon Holliday
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Though it would be nice to have a player with some inside information on the Denver Broncos’ offense, Holliday just isn't the answer. He’s had trouble with his hands during his entire career and muffed seven kickoffs and punts last season alone. The primary factor in the Chiefs' humiliating 2012 season was turnovers, and the team needs to keep moving in the right direction in that aspect.

4. TE Jermichael Finley

Jermichael Finley
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4. TE Jermichael Finley

Jermichael Finley
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The Chiefs don't need to add another tight end — much less an overrated, injury-prone player like Finley. Kansas City's lack of production at the position last season was primarily because of injuries and not a lack of talent. The coaching staff loved what they saw from 2013 draft pick Travis Kelce before he went down for the season, and Anthony Fasano is a capable starter when healthy.

3. LT Branden Albert

Branden Albert
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3. LT Branden Albert

Branden Albert
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Albert just isn't worth the price tag for Kansas City, or any other team that gives him the amount he wants for that matter. He led the Chiefs in penalties last season despite playing just 13 games, and he’s only played an entire season once in his career. If the rumors of Albert having a deal in place with Dolphins are true, then the other 31 teams in the league dodged a cap-eating bullet.

2. WR Hakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks
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2. WR Hakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks
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Nicks has never played all 16 games in a season, and cracked 900 yards just twice in five years. The Chiefs can't afford to invest a lot of money in wide receivers after the big contract they gave Dwayne Bowe last year. There is an amazing crop of wide receivers hitting the NFL draft this year, and Kansas City is much better off taking that route to upgrade the position.

1. DE Jared Allen

Jared Allen
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1. DE Jared Allen

Jared Allen
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Once upon a time, Kansas City loved Jared Allen, and Jared Allen loved Kansas City. The fans would welcome him back with open arms, but unfortunately the problem is the same as when he left — there just isn't enough money. The team has too many needs to spend such a large chunk on a single player. As much as the fans would love to have him, Allen will be 32 in April, and he just doesn't make sense for the Chiefs right now.