Though some in the media, especially those in the Chiefs blogging nation, feel that McClain is a pipe dream for Kansas City, there can be no dispute in this fact, McClain would be a great addition to the Chiefs offense. The former Baltimore Raven is in the best shape of his career and is eager to sign with a team that needs a player of his calibre.
However his agent, Todd France, wants a fair deal for his client. And when Baltimore signed McClain's replacement, Houston Texans Fullback Vonte Leach to a three-year, $11 million contract, the market for stud fullbacks was set.
Now all the Chiefs have to do is pay it and they can get McClain.
The Jets parted ways with Braylon Edwards once they signed Plaxico Burress.
Though the Chiefs signed free agent Wide Receiver Steve Breaston earlier this week, Kansas City has a place in this offense for Edwards. He's still young and now has a hunger to show the Jets they made a mistake. Even on a one-year basis, Edwards, would give the Chiefs the finest set of receivers in the division.
Though he's a wild card in every way, Channing Crowder would be a nice addition to KC's defense.
And even though Siler will get a chance to start, Crowder when he's healthy and mouthy, can make plays all over the football field.
What I love most about Crowder is the fact he's an absolute wild card. He says what he thinks and he plays with a reckless abandonment that will make him a fan favorite. And for us media types, will crowd his locker wondering what he's going to say next, so if nothing more we're going to get some pretty good soundbites.
Ty Warren is visiting the Broncos and Texans. Let's hope KC gets a shot at him.
Sure he's lost a step and doesn't have the sack ability that you want from a starting defensive end, but he'd still be the Chiefs best defensive end. And based on early camp returns, despite the fact he's in great shape, the Chiefs appear willing to push defensive end Tyson Jackson aside in favor of rookie Allen Bailey.
If that's the case, Warren would be a perfect addition to the teams depth along the defensive line. In fact, he could start for the Chiefs early in the season until Bailey gets up to speed. And anyone who has commented on Bailey and the physical specimen he's shown without pads, can attest that he's a beast that's ready to supplant Jackson long term.
However, it's doubtful that the Texans will let him out of town until he's under contract. But if they let him escape, the Chiefs need to give him a plan ticket to Kansas City.
When the Cowboys cut Marc Columbo, he instantly was placed on the Chiefs radar.
Last season Richardson did an admirable job. But he's also the only player on the roster that can back up starting left tackle, Branden Albert. Last week Columbo was released from the Dallas Cowboys in their annual salary purge.
Though I'm not a fan of adding any more age to the offensive line, Casey Wiegmann is enough for me. But I can see the upside in adding Columbo to the mix this season.
And if nothing more, should Richardson stave off all challengers, Columbo would be valuable insurance that the currently doesn't rest along the offensive line.
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With three players in the fold, what's next for the Chiefs?
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