The Kansas City Chiefs welcomed former Green Bay Packers safety Henry Black for a free-agent visit on Tuesday in the midst of other pre-draft activity, according to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.
The visit from Black is interesting because the Chiefs look pretty set at safety in terms of their top trio. While the team did watch three of their four safeties from the last few years leave all at once in free agency, the Chiefs were pretty quick to sign Justin Reid away from the Houston Texans to take over for Tyrann Mathieu in a starting spot. Then they added former Chicago Bears safety Deon Bush in free agency to take over for Dan Sorensen.
The Chiefs visited with former Packers safety Henry Black on Tuesday.
The only safety who has not been obviously replaced with a free agent is Armani Watts, but he was always a special teams-only player who never saw the field on defense, which makes this position much easier to fill. The Chiefs already have Devon Key and Zayne Anderson as young options on the roster, and the Chiefs have another 12 draft picks to create competition there as well.
As for Black, he’s a former undrafted free agent who was able to land a spot on the Packers’ practice squad after going unselected in the 2020 NFL Draft. From there, he climbed the depth chart to earn real playing time for the Packers in 2021, playing in 24 percent of snaps across all 17 games. He ended the year with 38 total tackles and solid time on special teams.
Signing Black would create serious competition for everyone below Reid and Juan Thornhill on the depth chart knowing that further draft picks are likely coming as well.