With preseason kicking off two days ago on August 5th courtesy of the Hall of Fame game, many teams are taking stock of their roster and looking to fill in any holes that may persist due to trades, free agency, or retirement. Whether it’s a wily veteran looking for one more chance to contribute or an unknown guy signed for a bargain, there is no shortage of stories when free agency is involved.
As for the Kansas City Chiefs, they have the cap space and available roster spots to go after some reliable veteran free agents. Let’s take a look at free agents the Chiefs could target in the coming weeks to add to their offense. d
Kenny Stills, wide receiver
A serviceable wide receiver for his entire career, Stills has spent time with the Saints, Dolphins, Texans, and Bills. Still only 29 years old, Stills could provide a jolt to the wide receiver room by way of competition.
Replacing Sammy Watkins won’t be easy for the Chiefs offense, considering Watkins was a willing third option with elite skills—something that is hard to find in today’s NFL. Stills, who has been a steady, productive receiver in the past, could add some depth and competition in the wide receiver room to push the candidates involved.
Stills’ last contract came in 2017 when he signed a 4-year, $32 million dollar deal with the Dolphins. Based on current trends, and Stills’ age, he could demand somewhere between $2-$4 million a season, well within the Chief’s current available space.