KC Interested In Former Miami Running Back

As free agency hits its first day the Chiefs have already shown interest in former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Napoleon Harris. Now they're moving to the offensive side of the ball, and looking at a former Miami Dolphins running back.

Warpaint Illustrated has learned the Chiefs are hoping to bring in former Buffalo Bills and Dolphins backup running back Sammy Morris.

Morris has been a perennial backup, but has also been a phenomenal special teams player.

A spot starter in Miami, Morris' downhill, bruising running style appeals to the Chiefs, who might be looking for a bigger back to serve behind Larry Johnson.

That could spell doom for Michael Bennett, who struggled a year ago to stay on the field. He came to training camp injured and never played at 100 percent last season. When he was on the field, he was productive, but Herm Edwards wants to develop a more consistent running game. He wants a back that can gain tough, short yards.

The Chiefs also need to improve their special teams obviously, and that's where Morris' added value really helps Kansas City.

In his seven-year career he's totaled 65 special teams tackles. It's not known when he might visit Kansas City, but he's on the radar as the Chiefs start looking at free agents.

Currently the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots have joined the Chiefs in trying to set up a visit with Morris.

Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for more news regarding the Chiefs and free agency.

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