Analysis

Bargain signings the Chiefs can make after week 1 of free agency

The first wave of free agency is over and the Chiefs were relatively quiet. The Chiefs re-signed QB Chad Henne to a two-year deal and signed CB Antonio Hamilton and OL Mike Remmers each to a one-year deal.

Over the first wave, big names went off the board, but there is still plenty of talent available on the market. Here are 6 available free agents that the Chiefs can get for a bargain:

Nickell Robey-Coleman- CB

Robey-Coleman played a valuable role at the slot CB position for the Rams the past three seasons. The 28-year-old recorded 36 tackles, two forced fumbles, and seven pass breakups with a 74.5 overall grade, according to Pro Football Focus last season.

The Chiefs have four CBs on the roster currently: Charvarious Ward, Rashad Fenton, Alex Brown, and newly signed Antonio Hamilton. Robey-Coleman is a seven-year veteran of the league and would provide leadership to the youth at the position. Along with leadership, Robey-Coleman adds depth to the position as well.

Bashaud Breeland- CB

Breeland played a huge role in last year’s Super Bowl Championship team. Last season, Breeland had 48 tackles, two fumble recoveries (including a 99-yard touchdown return), two interceptions, and 8 pass breakups. Breeland also knows Spags’ system really well and would keep the chemistry strong amongst the CB core.

Breeland has expressed that he would stay with the Chiefs and the team could re-sign him on a cheaper deal and add a veteran presence to the young CB unit on the current roster. Bringing back Breeland keeps a familiar face that brings physicality to the unit as well.

Delanie Walker- TE

Delanie Walker has had injury issues the past few years, but when he has been healthy and on the field he is an above-average TE with high physicality and ability to run through defenders. The Chiefs can sign Walker to pair with the league’s best TE, Travis Kelce. With Blake Bell as a free agent, adding Walker would be an upgrade as long as he can stay healthy. Walker would also fit perfectly in the Chiefs offense as Reid loves to run plays with two TEs to create mismatches on the field. Along with that, having Patrick Mahomes and being Super Bowl contenders give the Chiefs an advantage in negotiations as well. Walker is trending towards the end of his career at 35 years old and wants to win now.

Logan Ryan- CB

Ryan is a seven-year veteran who is in the prime of his career and would fit perfectly in Spags’ system. Ryan can play any CB spot on the field with his versatility, physicality, and technique. Last season, Ryan recorded 113 tackles, four forced fumbles, four interceptions, and 18 pass breakups. Ryan can also blitz and hit the quarterback as he recorded a career-high 4.5 sacks last year. Ryan would fit well in the defensive scheme as his versatility could let Spags’ creativity show with versatile safeties, such as Tyrann Mathieu, Juan Thornhill, and Daniel Sorensen paired with him.

Nigel Bradham- LB

Bradham is one of the Chiefs best FA options as LB is one of the biggest needs for the team this offseason. Bradham fits the bill for the Chiefs as he can cover a RB out of the backfield and make open-field tackles. The eight year veteran started 58 games for the Philadelphia Eagles over the past four seasons. Bradham has also proved that he can be a three-down LB to be paired alongside Anthony Hitchens. Last year, Bradham recorded 61 tackles, one interception, and one fumble recovery that he returned 48 yards for a touchdown. Bradham fits the Chiefs need of a coverage LB.

Shelby Harris- DT

The Chiefs should sign Chris Jones to a long-term deal and pay him what he wants but also should add Shelby Harris for depth. Mike Pennel is a free agent and the Chiefs can still look to bring him back, but Harris is coming off a career season with the Broncos. Harris recorded six sacks and an NFL leading nine pass breakups at the line of scrimmage. Harris would be a great addition to the rotation between Derrick Nnadi and Khalen Saunders, filling the role that Pennel and Xavier Williams played last season.

The Chiefs are tight on cap space this offseason, but these six players could be signed at a cheaper price and play crucial roles for the Chiefs this offseason.

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