Per one of our NFL sources, the Kansas City Chiefs have inquired about the availability of veteran Dallas Cowboys receiver Patrick Crayton.
Last year for an improved Cowboys offense, the six-year veteran had 37 receptions for 622 yards, five touchdowns while averaging nearly 17 yards per catch.
And until the team plucked Chris Chambers off waivers from the San Diego Chargers, they didn't have anyone who consistently caught the ball for those types of averages.
The Chiefs are looking to add another veteran receiver in the event the team has further issues with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. The Chiefs top receiver wants a new contract and thus far the Chiefs aren't willing to give him one. We heard rumblings that Bowe was offered in trade last weekend but there were no takers.
But is the right move for the Chiefs adding Crayton who just turned 31 years old?
It may not be per our source – not because the Chiefs don't' really want him – but the Cowboys appear more willing to move another veteran receiver, Roy Williams.
The Cowboys paid a hefty price for Williams both in draft picks and contract dollars but with the addition of Dez Bryant in last weekend's NFL Draft, they appear ready to dump Williams.
Per our source, the Cowboys offered the Chiefs Williams over parting ways with Crayton. Last year the former Detroit Lion had seven touchdowns, 38 catches and 596 receiving yards.
Williams has never fit into the Cowboys way and most NFL experts believe he doesn't have the work ethic to be a star receiver. The fact the Cowboys gave him a five-year contract extension worth $45 million after they gave the Lions four draft picks to land him during the 2008 season, shows that in an uncapped year every team is willing to cut their losses.
But is Williams one of the ‘Right 53'?
That's hard to say and at first glance we'd have to say no.
However, Kansas City Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli isn't afraid to tackle cast-offs and underachievers. Look what Pioli did with Randy Moss in New England. And I doubt that new offensive Coordinator Charlie Weis would have any objection to taming Williams.
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