5 Best Moves For Kansas City Chiefs To Make With Remaining Salary Cap Space

Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Best Moves To Make With Salary Cap Space

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The Kansas City Chiefs have about $ 9.7 million in cap space after cutting Brandon Flowers. The front office didn't likely cut the team's best cornerback just to save a few bucks. Kansas City will probably do something with some of that money, and here are the five best options.

5. Be Patient

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5. Be Patient

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There are still several cuts to be made around the league. If the Chiefs are patient, a player or two who would fit well in Kansas City may become available.

4. Sign a Cornerback

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4. Sign a Cornerback

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Cutting Brandon Flowers made a suspect secondary even more worrisome. The team could wait to see if any better options are freed up or make a move for players such as Asante Samuel, Drayton Florence or Terrell Thomas.

3. Sign Andre Johnson

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3. Sign Andre Johnson

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Johnson's first priority is winning before he retires, which could mean the Chiefs get an opportunity to sign him at a discount. If he leaves the Houston Texans, Johnson would be a very welcome addition to Kansas City's receiving crew that disappointed in a major way last season.

2. Re-Sign Justin Houston

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2. Re-Sign Justin Houston

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Houston has a lot of leverage in his holdout. The front office needs to make him happy sooner rather than later. Among Kansas City's first six opponents in 2014 are Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick and Philip Rivers. They will need the pass rush to be going at full speed right out of the gate.

1. Re-Sign Alex Smith

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1. Re-Sign Alex Smith

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This should be the Chiefs' top priority by far. Kansas City doesn't want to go back to the 2007-12 quarterback carousel that included Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Tyler Palko, Kyle Orton, Brody Croyle, Tyler Thigpen and Damon Huard. Together they compiled a record of 29-67 with four seasons of four wins or less. Smith is incredibly underrated and keeps getting better with age. The Chiefs need to lock him up now.


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