Nov 24, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester (23) carries the ball during a game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Day Two: What We Know


Will day two of free agency go better than day one? Well it certainly cannot go worse.

The Chiefs enter day two of free agency with the same anticipated holes as they had 24 hours ago only now they need to find a starting right guard, too. There have been some players who have been linked to the Chiefs the past couple of days and a few who are still out there in free agency who the Chiefs could find valuable.

Let’s take a look at what we know the Chiefs are linked to and what is available.

DEVIN HESTER

Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star confirmed on Tuesday the Chiefs have interest in Devin Hester. How much sense Hester would make within the Chiefs offense is unknown but we do know he would perform well in special teams under Dave Toub. Even at age 31, Hester ranked in the top 10 in both kickoff and punt returns, according to PFF. Money could be an issue with Hester, however.

JASON AVANT

Jason Avant is connected to the Chiefs, according to Paylor. Avant has been a name thrown around for the Chiefs due to connection to Andy Reid in Philadelphia. There is something to be said about having a veteran guy like Avant teach the young wide receivers Kansas City may bring it. He isn’t a long-term solution but he makes sense on a one or two-year deal.

JOE MORGAN

Speaking of young receivers, Joe Morgan has been rumored to be of interest to Kansas City. Morgan missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL and was non-tendered by the New Orleans Saints after the season. An undrafted free agent, Morgan has some potential as a deep threat. There is speculation the Saints would like to bring Morgan back at a more affordable price.

Morgan appeared in 14 games in 2012, starting five of them. He caught 10 passes  for 379 yards and three touchdowns.

JOE MAYS

Inside linebacker Joe Mays has been connected to the Chiefs via Adam Caplan. Mays would likely backup starter Nico Johnson on the depth chart if the Chiefs do not re-sign Akeem Jordan. Mays is best in the run game though he does miss his share of tackles. He would also be a special teams contributor.

REMAINING CHIEFS FREE AGENTS

Kansas City still has four remaining free agents left unsigned: Jordan, Quintin Demps, Kendrick Lewis, and Kyle Williams. Nothing has changed since yesterday in terms of what we know about all four. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see more action on those players until later in the week.

POTENTIAL TARGETS?

Here are three names to watch today that could end up being connected to the Chiefs:

Daryn Colledge, Guard: Colledge, 32, is a former Green Bay Packers second round pick who could serve as a one-year stopgap starter or as interior line depth. There are some thoughts either Eric Kush could be moved to guard or Rokevious Watkins could be promoted to starter by the Chiefs. College would provide a stable safety net if neither one of those guys pan out.

Brandon Browner, Cornerback: Browner is a big cornerback that fits the profile John Dorsey is looking for. Browner will be suspended the first four games of the season which may deflate his value enough that he fits in KC’s budget. He would create depth and instant flexibility for the Chiefs’ secondary.

Andrew Quarless, Tight End: A current Packer free agent, Quarless could provide some depth at the tight end position. The 25-year-old caught 32 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns while serving as Jermichael Finley‘s backup for most of the season.

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  • Hawthorne

    If we could sign Browner and Mays, we could focus our draft on Oline WR and DE.

    • berttheclock

      Hmmm, how about signing B J Raji for NT and moving Poe to DE?

      • Jason J Morrison

        dont know much about Raji, does he get double teams much? is he winning his one-on-ones? does he collapse the pocket or just brick wall it? if he is good at what he does i like the idea we could use two lineman that both would require double teams, that way Houston, and Hali can get to the QB faster.

      • Juanita Johnson

        NO! DPoe has earned his spot on this df, not happening!

  • berttheclock

    I still wonder why Dorsey has not contacted Evans Dietrich-Smith.

    In reading about New Orleans signing Jarius Byrd, this AM, I noticed Ryan loves to use a 3-3-5 which means he has 3 safeties on the field. He loves to bring up safeties to blitz. Just another reason to have quality depth at safety. However, a very good point was made about safeties in the NFL. Someone said after the elite in the league, quality begins to drop off to the point where you just hope your safety will know where to line up correctly.

  • Jordan

    I love when the chiefs take a big step forward the come out here and take a big step back. The rest of our division is making moves acquiring solid players, but man do I love the though of joe mays or joe scrubby ass Morgan if I’d have known we weren’t gonna do shit in FA I would’ve said hold on to a fucking o lineman sooner chiefs just being the same old chiefs man, I love this team but I have days where all I can say is wtf

  • tm1946

    No mon, no fun.
    Supposedly the Chiefs want Smith and Houston to sign long term contracts. There is not enough money unless these guys are will to play for the minimum. Think they will be rushing to the Chiefs for that amount.
    Guess you have to pay the piper at some point in time but ….. but why now.

  • Josh Landers

    The same people that took is from the bottom of the barrel to 11-5 last year don’t know what they’re doing now because we let replaceable/replaced players walk in fa? Wow!

    • Josh Landers

      You can praise them for Fasano and Robinson but you can’t deal with it if players that are replaced or are easily replaceable walk because they want money or a change of scenery? We’re gonna be ok. Stop panicking. GO CHIEFS!!!

  • Daniel Mayfield

    So Asamoah went to Atlanta for less? Shows how much respect he has for the team even though they made the big jump this season.
    IMO, Jackson wasn’t worth what he was getting….Albert wasn’t either.
    It’s to bad they lost Dexter….oh well.
    Good for Abdullah, he did some good work. IMO, I don’t know about Zombo. Foote might have been better for a yr or 2.
    Also IMO….they should be after OFENSIVE-LINE PLAYERS before more CBs and WRs and LBs!!! Hester, I can understand that to TRY to replace Dexter…though I don’t think anybody can take over Dexters spot.

    I think they need to get their head in gear and get the OL set up before any other players.