Shilique Calhoun is perhaps the single most intriguing player on this entire list, both for the familiarity he brings and the position he could potentially play for the Chiefs.
Calhoun is a former Michigan State product who is now 30-years-old and hoping he can still prove to be somewhat productive after missing all of last season. To be clear, Calhoun has never been an impactful presence along the defensive line since he first arrived as a former third-round draft choice of the Oakland Raiders. He has only 2.5 career sacks, 13 quarterback hits, and 3 forced fumbles over parts of five NFL seasons from 2016-20.
What’s interesting here is that the Chiefs have Calhoun hanging on and they’ve kept him around him since last October. Someone in the building (or more than a single someone) likes Calhoun enough to give him a real chance this summer—enough to keep younger prospects from taking his spot. That says a lot right there.
Still, defensive end is a position at which the Chiefs need considerable help, and the fact that we’ve not heard much about Calhoun isn’t a good sign. Training camp will likely give him his last gasp with K.C. and maybe the NFL.