7 realistic free agents the Kansas City Chiefs could sign in 2024

There are pipe dreams and measured takes. Let's tilt toward the latter and look at this year's free agent market.

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Emmanuel Ogbah, Defensive End

We've covered this idea before around here in part, but it's worth coming back to because it makes sense on a number of levels for the Chiefs.

There's a significant need on the edges for another veteran part to come in alongside George Karlaftis, Felix Anudike-Uzomah, B.J. Thompson, and Malik Herring from Week 1, when Charles Omenihu will still be out due to a late-postseason Achilles injury. If Omenihu was going to be proven healthy and ready to start the year, we wouldn't even be having this conversation.

Because of the tenuous nature of this need—that maybe things could be fine by midseason when Ominihu could return—the Chiefs don't need a major investment here. And they could use someone who can get up to speed quickly. That's why Ogbah himself is such a great answer.

Ogbah has already spent a year with the Chiefs under current defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo back in 2019. He was recently released by the Miami Dolphins after four seasons in South Florida, but even last year, he had 5.5 sacks as a rotational part up front. That's all the Chiefs need him to be in case the young ones aren't ready.

Ogbah is sort of an ideal fit for the Chiefs, a player who should come cheap after being dropped before free agency begins. He won't even count against the compensatory formula which is the cherry on top for Kansas City.