Chiefs salary cap: Where should they spend next?

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Dec 22, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) makes a catch while being tackled by Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City also struggled with production from their wide receivers and tight ends as well in 2014 so bringing in veteran pass-catchers could be a viable option to improve the overall talent level and use some of their new cap space. James Jones, Reggie Wayne, and Jermaine Gresham are all available and could compete for roster positions throughout the preseason.

Jones spent last year in Oakland but his previous experience with Green Bay and general manager John Dorsey could prove helpful in bringing him to K.C. He isn’t going to come in and be a great second receiver but he certainly could help bring another veteran presence to the Chiefs. Reggie Wayne is another option but I don’t think Indianapolis would have let him leave if he had enough left to be very productive for another year. Jones should be able to be brought in for closer to veteran minimum this time of year. A two-year deal for $4 million could help bring him to Kansas City.

Jermaine Gresham is an interesting possibility as another pass-catching tight end. Gresham is coming off back surgery and may not be healthy but he would give K.C. a terrific duo at tight end if he is healthy in the near future. While the Chiefs do have Travis Kelce and drafted James O’Shaughnessy in the offseason, another veteran to line up with Kelce could help the Chiefs with their 3 tight end sets that they started to run last year with great effectiveness.  Gresham would give the Chiefs another threat to run down the seams and help in the red zone. With Gresham coming off back surgery he will likely be looking for a prove-it contract and could be had for perhaps as little as $2 million for 2015.

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