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Kansas City Chiefs: Signing OT Jason Fox Makes Perfect Sense

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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time to get realistic again. The Kansas City Chiefs never had a legitimate shot of landing DeSean Jackson without making some serious roster cuts. Let’s come back down to earth and talk about a real possibility that the team can afford.

Former Detroit Lions OT Jason Fox visited the Chiefs on Monday, and signing him would make perfect sense. Fox is an affordable option to help Kansas City rebuild some depth on the offensive line. Eric Fisher and Donald Stephenson are projected to be the starting left and right tackles, respectively. Both players showed a lot of promise last season, but neither of them are proven everyday starters.

Fox would be brought in primarily as a backup, though, becoming a starter would not be out of the question if either Fisher or Stephenson isn’t up to the task. Fox has the capabilities of a starter. The one major knock on him is the inability to stay healthy. It looks like the Lions have lost hope after four injury-riddled seasons, which could be good for the Chiefs.

With roughly $4.5 million left in cap space, and some upcoming draft picks to pay for, the Chiefs need to be bargain hunters. Fox’s injury concerns are serious, but so is his upside. He wouldn’t be the worst injury-prone player to take, considering the Chiefs wouldn’t need him to be a starter initially.

His price tag and potential should be right in line with what Kansas City needs. His risk is very high, but with their financial situation, the Chiefs need to take some gambles in free agency.

Aaron Charles is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for rantsports.com. Follow him on twitter @aaroncharleskc or add him to your network on Google.