Chiefs news: Is K.C. out of D.J. Chark discussion?
By Matt Conner
The conversation around D.J. Chark seems down to two teams which is interesting considering how solid of a fit D.J. Chark would be in Kansas City.
At this stage of the offseason, with one-third of the month of March still to go, no one should be all that concerned about any need on any NFL roster. That’s especially true if that team is the defending Super Bowl champs. However, the Kansas City Chiefs are in need of a reliable veteran wide receiver at this stage and it can feel a little unnerving watching the best options in free agency slip away.
Former Chiefs wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster signed with the New England Patriots when free agency first started with the new league year. Michael Thomas signed a deal to return to the New Orleans Saints. Jakobi Meyers joined the L.A. Raiders as they punted Darren Waller out the door. Adam Thielen, Parris Campbell, Darius Slayton, Allen Lazard, and Robert Woods have also all signed.
Of free agent wide receivers worth even writing about, only a couple remain and one of those is D.J. Chark, a former second-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars who has carried a solid load in the past yet should come cheaply based on his recent body of work. He’s still only 26 years old and would help round out a receiving corps that includes Kadarius Toney, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Skyy Moore.
When it comes to rumored interest, however, the Chiefs aren’t being mentioned with Chark. Instead, it’s a two-team conversation with the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers. Chark spent last season with the former and recently visited the latter.
Last year, Chark had 30 catches for 502 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Lions, but he made the Pro Bowl with Jacksonville in 2019, his second year in the league, with 73 catches for 1,008 yards and 8 scores. If the Chiefs are out on him, perhaps the rumors are really true about the Chiefs’ potential link with Odell Beckham Jr.
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