Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Allen Bailey is spending the day on Wednesday with the Atlanta Falcons, per Adam Schefter.
Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Allen Bailey is getting a number of free agent visits in before he makes his final decision. Throughout the course of this offseason, he’s already met with numerous teams and, on Wednesday, he’s adding the Atlanta Falcons to the list, per ESPN reporter Adam Schefter.
Bailey has already spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and Carolina Panthers this spring. The Chiefs were also reportedly interested at one point in having him return, but that’s a bit hard to believe after restocking the defensive line the way that they have. Then again, if Breeland Speaks or Tanoh Kpassagnon simply aren’t ready to contribute, there could be room for Bailey to return in a rotational role.
Bailey set a career high in sacks last season for the Chiefs with six and showed he can still be a productive pass rusher and lineman despite recently turning 30. Bailey played in 16 games, starting 13 of them for the Chiefs, and put up 38 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries and 10 more quarterback hits.
The Falcons have brought in a few former Chiefs linemen in the past. They signed away Dontari Poe on a one-year deal back in 2017 and Tyson Jackson found a second home with the Falcons as well. It’s interesting that the Falcons are checking in on Bailey after former Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli left his role with the team as assistant GM. Pioli was the GM who selected Bailey in the first place, back in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft