Once Mini-Camp concludes this week, the Kansas City Chiefs coaches and players will begin their Summer break before training camp opens in late July. However, General Manager, Brett Veach still has some work to do in tweaking the current roster.
Pushing aside the Salary Cap Ramifications three moves he can make could push KC atop the AFC West standings.
CB Bashaud Breeland (Redskins) – Like running backs you can never have enough cornerbacks on your roster. Breeland is the best free agent available on the market. As you remember, he signed a lucrative deal with the Baltimore Ravens, but failed his physical. The Chiefs have been keeping an eye on Breeland for a possible addition during training camp. If that rumbling is true, they need to just make it official by signing him to a one-year deal.
From all accounts during OTA Sessions, Wide Receivers, Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill have prayed upon KC’s secondary. While that’s a great thing for the Chiefs offense, it isn’t good for KC’s defense. Already under tremendous scrutiny for their performance the last several years, adding a young veteran cornerback, with NFL starting experience, has to be Veach’s top priority post mini-camp.
S Kenny Vaccaro / Tre Boston / Eric Reid (Saints, Chargers, 49ers) – The fact any of the three listed are still on the market indicates NFL teams do NOT value the safety position. The Chiefs are thin at safety. Outside of veteran Eric Berry, there are many question marks regarding the safety position for the Chiefs. With that said, of the three listed, I don’t care which one Kansas City signs as long as one of them is in training camp next month.
What we do know is the Daniel Sorenson is not the answer. Ron Parker has departed and thus KC has to rely on a batch of younger players who quite honestly may not be up to the challenge of the demands in facing the passing rigors of the AFC West. This division is quarterback top heavy and I’m concerned, if the Chiefs don’t mount a significant pass rush and add another starting safety, KC’s deep secondary could be the difference between first and fourth in the divisional standings.
WR Dontrelle Inman (Bears) – I know the Chiefs are stacked at the wide receiver position with Watkins, Hill, Chris Conley & Demarcus Robinson, but why not add one more into the mix. The Chiefs already spoke with Inman, but he did not sign with the Chiefs during his visit in March, nor with the Colts his last free agent visit.
The Chiefs are going to have a terrific offense this season. Still, adding a veteran like Inman who would add depth at the slot position makes sense. New Quarterback, Patrick Mahomes honestly doesn’t need another weapon, and adding Inman would simply be a luxury. But sometimes when you’re building a roster to be an offensive juggernaut, adding another piece to round out all the what if scenarios, makes sense for KC.