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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.