Emmanuel Sanders To Visit Chiefs Friday


Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) catches a touchdown pass during the second half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The Steelers defeated the Jets 19-6. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City will host wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on Friday, according to Ian Rapoport. Here is the Twitter evidence of said report.

Sanders played for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season, recording 67 catches for 740 yards (11 ypc) and six touchdowns. PFF gave him a +1.5 overall grade and +2.2 receiving grade last season. Dwayne Bowe was the only Chiefs receiver to have a better overall grade than Sanders. Sanders’ receiving grade would have been the best on the team amongst receivers and second only to Jamaal Charles on the team.

He isn’t a big name guy but he is a quality outside receiver who would be an upgrade over Donnie Avery on the other side of Bowe. Should the Chiefs be able to pair a Sanders signing with Joe Morgan, another receiver the Chiefs have interest in, then the Chiefs would have a lot of flexibility with who they could potentially take with a draft pick.

If the goal is to use free agency to improve your team without killing your cap situation and creating the opportunity to take the best available players in the draft then Kansas City would be well on their way towards “winning” free agency if they can land some of their reported targets.