The Eagles have just released WR Kevin Curtis. Curtis, a former 3rd round pick of the St. Louis Rams, was due a large roster bonus the Eagles did not want to pay him.
Curtis has suffered from injury issues over the last 2 seasons. He missed the first half of the 2008 season because of a sports hernia and nearly all of last season due to a knee surgery.
Curtis might be a very good pickup for the Chiefs. He is known to have very good hands and disciplined route running, two things Todd Haley values. In 2007, his first season with the Eagles, Curtis had 77 catches for 1110 yards and 6 touchdowns.
There are, of course, concerns. Curtis is 31 and has only played a grand total of 12 games in the last 2 seasons. These concerns, however, are what make him such a low risk/high reward target for the Chiefs. They will likely be able to get Curtis for cheap if they really want him. They can take him to camp with an incentive heavy contract. If his knees are shot or he looks like he is finished the Chiefs can cut him without doing much damage. If he is even half the player he was in 2007, the Chiefs will have a very strong slot option with reliable hands and will have snagged a big offseason steal.
What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs sign Curtis and take him to camp? Remember, he can’t work out any worse than Toomer did last year. Or Engram. Or Lelie.