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Chiefs Work Out 4 Players


According to Bob Gretz of bobgretz.com, the Kansas City Chiefs worked out four players this week.

The Chiefs are focusing on LB and CB here:

LB Bobby Carpenter – 6-2, 249

Carpenter is a seven-year vet. He was released by the New England Patriots this offseason.

According to our friends at Pro Football Focus, Carpenter had a decent season in 2011 as a backup for the Detroit Lions. He played a total of 261 snaps on the season and finished with a +2.1 overall grade. He registered 23 tackles, one QB pressure and 12 stops. He mostly played weak-side linebacker though he saw significant snaps at strong-side linebacker against the Cowboys, Bears, 49ers and Lions in the middle of the season. He had one good game (+3.6) against the Cowboys and one poor performance (-3.6) against Atlanta.

Carpenter may not be a starter but when given the opportunity to play last season, he did a pretty decent job.

CB Chris Carr – 5-10, 181

Carr is an eight-year vet. He was released by the Minnesota Vikings. He played a reserve role last season for the Baltimore Ravens. He logged 191 snaps and finished with a grade of -1.5. He had 15 tackles, one sack, one hurry and four stops. He played in only nine games last season.

CB Dominique Franks – 6-0, 197

Franks is a three-year vet and was released by the Atlanta Falcons. He played 413 snaps last season in eight games. He was mostly inactive until Week 12 but then he started getting starts. He started Atlanta’s Wild Card playoff game against the New York Giants last season. He graded -1.6 in that game and -3.8 on the season. He received a -3.7 pass coverage grade. He had two interceptions on the year.

LB Bryan Kehl – 6-2, 244 pounds

Kehl played in five games last season for the St. Louis Rams. He is a five-year vet. He played only 81 snaps last year, registerign a grade of +0.4.

I would say Franks is the guy in this group the Chiefs should take a hard look at. He got significant experience last season and while he didn’t perform particularly well, he wasn’t flat out awful either. He is still fairly young and could be a guy who could develop under Emmet Thomas.

The downside here is that the Falcons clearly weren’t enamored of him. Scott Pioli is very close with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff so the fact that Atlanta was willing to dump him might be a red flag for Pioli.

I am guessing the Chiefs will wait to make any moves until after the first game against the Falcons. They might want to see how their current roster performs before making changes.

What do you think, Addicts? Should Scott Pioli sign any of these players?

Tags: Dominique Franks Kansas City Chiefs

  • ArrowFan

    I would expect nothing less from Pioli at this point. He might look at some O lineman as well.

    • steve james

      I agree he is always looking. Carpenter looks like cheap, solid depth to me.He also has that Magical New England smell that Pioli loves so much:)

  • Calchiefsfan

    I just don’t see any of these guys replacing existing players on the Chiefs roster. Maybe if someone gets hurt they’ll bring them on for depth. Pioli is just doing his due diligence.

  • KCtitleist11

    good to see they are addressing our depth needs. i expect us to draft for those positions next year

  • Danny W

    I just cant believe Jalil Brown is the second guy to Flowers still. Pretty scary if you ask me I think they’ve got to do something. Put Daniels in there I guess I don’t know.

  • iowaskcchiefsfan

    Dominque Franks could play CB/FS/ST’s for the Chiefs. He’s 6’1″, 197 lbs., 4.4 spd., has good hips and is a good tackler. Will lay the smackdown. 3rd season so he’s young. Has good ball skills. If Lewis is going to be missing, he could be a good sign. Has starter experience with Falcons. Emmitt Thomas could do something with him.
    I’m disappointed that the Chiefs let the Jags sign Matt Roth, 6’4″. 275 lbs., 8th season, 3 of them in a RAC 3-4. They should have signed him when they found out that Hali would miss the Falcon game. Matt Roth would have been a very good fit could have been a very good back-up for Hali. Matt can still get to the QB, and has a feisty attitude.