3 former Chiefs players who could (improbably) return in 2022

Eric Fisher #72 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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After the NFL trade deadline, teams rely on the free agency pool to add players. Who are some former Chiefs who could return this season, if needed?

These might not be popular. These might not be probable. But, the Kansas City Chiefs passed the NFL trade deadline without making a significant acquisition. Sure, trading cornerback Rashad Fenton is a surprising move, but many expected a splashy move at defensive end or offensive tackle for the Chiefs. There may not have been much movement to address those positions, but trading for another team’s player is no longer an option.

There is a decent free agent group available, headlined by wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.  Chiefs Kingdom, along with many fan bases, salivate at their team possibly adding Beckham. He was a game-changing acquisition for the Los Angeles Rams last season and could be this season again.

There are several former Chiefs players in the available free-agent pool. Players like linebacker Anthony Hitchens, defensive end Alex Okafor, and cornerback DeAndre Baker remain free agents for obvious reasons. But, never say never in the NFL. Injuries or suspensions could make a return not only wise but a necessity.

It is quicker to bring in a former player familiar with the Chiefs’ playbooks rather than the alternative. Who are some former Chiefs who are available and could return to Kansas City?