Earlier this week we told you that New England Patriots CB Leigh Bodden was unexpectedly released by the New England Patriots. Bodden had to pass through waivers, however no team attempted to claim him and thus he became a free agent.
Now we are hearing from Charlie Casserly of CBS Sports that Bodden visited with the Chiefs this week.
Whether they sign him or not, I am glad to hear that the Chiefs at least took a look. KC has two very talented corners in Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr, but after that there are a lot of question marks. I’m not really sure what the Chiefs have in Javier Arenas, and Jalil Brown likely won’t contribute any time soon. Bodden could be a nice veteran pick-up that would likely come at a low price.
With Eric Berry gone for the season, the Chiefs could really use some more guys who can step in and cover. They only use Arenas in coverage a few plays a game, and they’ve benched Sabby Piscitelli for being terrible. That leaves them with Jon McGraw who can’t cover himself with a blanket, and Donald Washington, who has actually done an adequate job since taking over for Shabby.
The Chiefs may not sign Bodden now, but it is good they checked him out. Should anyone else in the secondary get injured the Chiefs could be in real trouble. Now they at least know if Bodden might be a viable option.