The Kansas City Chiefs added a safety to their secondary, the team announced on Monday.
Husain Abdullah (6-0, 204) joins the Chiefs after spending four seasons (2008-2011) playing for the Minnesota Vikings, who signed him as an undrafted free agent.
In four seasons with the Vikings, Abdullah appeared in 54 games (24 starts), including three postseason contests. With Minnesota, he recorded 167 tackles (111 solo), two sacks, four INTs, 11 passes defensed, six tackles-for-loss, two QB pressures and 49 special teams tackles.
The crazy time of year that is free agency is fast approaching, so KCChiefs.com has you covered with a 30-day free agency look, highlighting the 30 most intriguing free agents or players who could be released/traded during the offseason.
You may have noticed, there are no restricted free agents on the list, largely because they rarely leave their current teams. None of the reports are indicative of the Chiefs plans for the 2013 free agency season.
FIVE TEAMS TO WATCH
1. Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs need a quarterback. Unfortunately, there might not be a quarterback worth drafting first overall in this year’s class. With free agency looming and a lot of other needs on the roster, Andy Reid holds the cards at the top of one of the most wide open drafts in recent memory. He also has the 33rd pick, something a lot of teams might covet.
“Smith has been described as a ‘ho-hum’ quarterback prospect in some circles, but I see a polished pocket passer with outstanding arm talent and passing skills,” Brooks wrote. “(He) displays the capacity to throw the ball accurately to every area of the field with zip, velocity and touch. Additionally, he flashes anticipation and awareness by leading receivers into open areas against tight coverage.”
Scouts were certainly higher on Bradford coming out of Oklahoma, but if the Kansas City Chiefs wind up drafting Smith with the first-overall pick, the risk isn’t nearly as steep. That’s something NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has repeatedly talked about in recent weeks.