Grading Chiefs GM John Dorsey on his First Off Season Part 2

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Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath (84) runs with the ball against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. The Chiefs won 45 – 10. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Sean McGrath, TE

How Acquired: Waiver Wire

Contract Details: Three-year, $1.4 Milllion

2014 Cap Hit: $495,000

Grade: A

I meant what I said earlier about the tight end position being huge in the WCO. With the Chiefs third-round draft pick, Travis Kelce going down with a season ending knee injury in the preseason, Dorsey had to do something to fill the void. Combing through the talent on the waiver wire after the final preseason cuts yielded the former Seattle Seahawks tight end, McGrath, or “The Beard” as he became known to Chiefs Kingdom.

McGrath played solidly in the games he was in. He wasn’t a world beater by any means, but he gave Smith an option to throw to and could block pretty well when Charles got the ball. I gave the signing the grade I did simply because it was a needed transaction — more so than anyone realized because it was done before Fasano got hurt — and like Cooper, there’s no guaranteed money, so no dead money should the team decide to cut him.

The Chiefs are going to keep Fasano and Kelce next season. I would really like them to keep McGrath as their third tight end. For solely insurance purposes, I bet they do.