Hey, looks like the Chiefs are going to make an attempt to sign a couple of free agents after all.
WR Joe Morgan, who was non-tendered as an RFA by the Saints, is visiting the Chiefs.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 12, 2014
First, it should be known Morgan missed all of last season with a torn ACL. As a result it would not be a surprise for the Chiefs to land him on a cheap one-year deal, which seems to be what the team is angling for given their cap issues.
Morgan, who turns 26 later this month, was an undrafted free agent in 2011 and did not play that season. In 2012 Morgan caught 10 passes on 19 targets and scored three touchdowns in five starts for a deep New Orleans team. His aforementioned ACL injury was the cause of his release by the Saints.
Next up on the interest list is Mays.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 12, 2014
The other Joe, Joe Mays, is a former Denver Bronco who has never really been a productive player. Mays spent last season with the Houston Texans in “Akeem Jordan” role but he was not as successful as Jordan was for KC. Mays totaled 66 tackles and 36 stops, according to PFF. He also missed 11 tackles.
Mays’ 2013 PFF grade was -1.8 but he did have a +1.1 grade against the run. One would assume if the Chiefs signed Mays it would be to backup Nico Johnson. Otherwise the move would make little sense.