Ranking the Kansas City Chiefs’ 5 Best Free-Agent Signings of 2014

Kansas City Chiefs: Ranking the 5 Best Free-Agent Signings So Far

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The biggest headlines involving the Kansas City Chiefs and free agency thus far have been about the players the team has lost. Kansas City isn't having the most explosive offseason, but they're doing pretty well considering the small budget. Let's take a look at the top five free-agent signings to this point for the Chiefs.

5. CB Chris Owens

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5. CB Chris Owens

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Owens won't likely have a huge impact with the Chiefs, but the secondary needs all the help it can get. Owens is decent nickel back who can also contribute on special teams.

4. LB Joe Mays

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4. ILB Joe Mays

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Mays was a low-risk signing to help solidify the vacancy left by Akeem Jordan. The six-year vet is a much safer option than 2013 fourth-round pick Nico Johnson.

3. OL Jeff Linkenbach

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3. OL Jeff Linkenbach

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Linkenbach brings experience, depth and versatility to an offensive line that needs all of those things. The Chiefs still need some help after losing Jon Asamoah, Geoff Schwartz and Branden Albert, but Linkenbach is a very good, very affordable place to start.

2. DB Husain Abdullah

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2. DB Husain Abdullah

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The Chiefs got a steal when they re-signed Abdullah to a two-year, .27 million deal. In his limited opportunities, Abdullah was incredibly impressive in 2013. He should be in for a much bigger role this season and could compete for the starting free-safety job left by Kendrick Lewis.

1. DL Vance Walker

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1. DL Vance Walker

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Most agree that Walker is an upgrade from the departed Tyson Jackson, and the Chiefs signed him to a three-year, million contract. Considering Jackson's final price tag was five years, million, this was a nice win for Kansas City.


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