The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to meet with recently cut New York Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty, according to USA Today.
Less than a week after getting cut by the New York Giants, Chris Canty has already begun his tour to find a new team.
The veteran defensive tackle met with the Tennessee Titans over the weekend and is headed for a visit with the Kansas City Chiefs, according his agent, Brad Blank, who said there could be more visits after Kansas City.
Canty was a surprise cut but these kinds of things often happen to veterans with big salaries.The DT was due $6.5 million in 2013 from the Giants. He had knee surgery last year so there is a durability concern.
Canty played sparingly last season from Week 7 through the end of the year. In 300 snaps, Canty recorded three sacks and 16 stops. Pro Football Focus graded him at +6.6 overall.
Canty is a good player and could be a potential replacement for either Glenn Dorsey or Tyson Jackson, both of whom could be on their way out of Kansas City. If he is healthy, the Chiefs should make a move.
Right now Canty has the free agent market largely to himself, which means he can get more attention. He will likely want to sign somewhere before 2013 free agency starts in March.
Think of it like this, if the Chiefs paid Canty $7 million for a one-year deal, that would still be half of what they owe Tyson Jackson this year.
If the Chiefs really want Canty, he won’t leave town without a deal.