Brandon Marshall, Mason Foster among linebackers who could help Chiefs
Next up on our list is veteran linebacker Vincent Rey. Rey is a nine year NFL veteran who had played his entire career in Cincinnati before being cut in the offseason.
Rey has appeared in 128 games but he only started 50 during that time. The nice thing about the former undrafted free agent is that he can play any of the positions along the linebacking corps. We know how much head coach Andy Reid appreciates versatility in his players.
Rey is definitely a backup option for anyone who signs him, but he’s a consistently healthy backup, as he appeared in all16 games in seven of his nine NFL seasons, including last year.
His peak is almost certainly behind him at the age of 31 and with nine years of experience. He’s also five years removed from his best professional season which saw him start 13 games and record 133 tackles.
But what Rey brings to the table is experience, versatility, and an ability to shed blockers to get to the running back—skills sorely missing by many of Kansas City’s corps at this time. As such, it makes sense for the team to look his direction