The best free agent bargains still available for the Kansas City Chiefs

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The most exciting part of any sport's offseason is the uncertainty of an upcoming season. The slate is wiped clean with a 0-0 record, and the tantalizing potential of any new players can feed fans for months. That isn't a bad thing. I am running off of that myself.

Kansas City Chiefs rookie wide receiver Xavier Worthy hasn't played a meaningful snap at the professional level but could be anything between Jalen Reagor and Tyreek Hill. Felix Anudike-Uzomah could have a sophomore breakout. Matt Araiza could be all we expected and more.

Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.

That same principle applies to low-level free-agent additions. While players left unsigned in May may not be game-changing acquisitions, they could still contribute valuable depth and skills to a contending squad. The Chiefs could rely on players like Emani Bailey or Nic Jones to round out the 53-man roster, but will they trust them pursuing a three-peat? Or would they spend portions of the remaining salary cap space on short-term additions, ones with NFL experience and a chip on their shoulder?

My guy says to go with the latter, but Kansas City's front office has decades of experience on me. They get paid the big bucks for a reason.

From my point of view, Kansas City should not be sitting idle heading into mandatory minicamp. They already brought in wide receiver Zay Jones for a visit but allowed the former Jacksonville Jaguar to depart without securing a contract. The veteran is already signed with the Arizona Cardinals, showing yet another serious Kansas City target to come on a visit and leave for another team.

All that aside, there are still plenty of free-agent options out there. Some are certainly better than others, though. If Kansas City is rummaging through the NFL equivalent of Walmart's $5 movie bin, let's explore which hidden gems they might unearth.