3 players who could re-sign with the Chiefs late in free agency

Kansas City could still bring these guys back.
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As the reigning, back-to-back Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs now look ahead to the bulk of their offseason activities with a roster that's pretty much set.

With the league having gotten through the 2024 NFL Draft and free agency dying down, now is where teams start shifting the focus to the grueling days ahead.

Still, there could be room for the Chiefs to add a little more to this roster. Specifically, there are a few players who were with Kansas City this last season which remain unsigned.

1. Donovan Smith, OT

He might not be the answer to start at left tackle, but veteran Donovan Smith would still be worth bringing back. The Chiefs have two young players battling it out for that gig in second-round rookie Kingsley Suamataia and last year's third-round pick, Wanya Morris.

Smith took a significant step back in 2023, especially when it came to pass protection. Per Pro Football Focus, his grade went from 70.0 in 2022 to 60.3 last year. That's an alarming difference, and of course could be due to age.

Going on 31 years old, Smith probably doesn't have many productive years left. However, for a team looking at making yet another Super Bowl run, Smith is well-worth bringing back. If anything, helping bring along the young guys and adding insurance to the right side, behind Jawaan Taylor, could be useful for this Chiefs offense.