The Chiefs need to sign these five free agents

The five players we'd like to see in Chiefs' red.

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The Chiefs could have a full shopping cart by weeks end.
  • The Chiefs could have a full shopping cart by week's end.
The Chiefs hit the restart button at the end of the season, picking up a new general manager, a new head coach and a new starting quarterback. But as with any down-to-the-studs rehab, there's still a lot of work ahead. In the last week alone, the franchise has nailed down five separate deals, not counting the possibility that Chickie's & Pete's might serve up Crabfries at Arrowhead next season. To make sure nothing is forgotten, we've put together a list of the five free agents who should be on the Chiefs' shopping list.

Brent Grimes, CB, Falcons
It's not John Dorsey's fault that Stanford Routt couldn't cover a toddler bed and Brandon Carr is wearing a star on his jersey. But the Chiefs need someone to line up alongside Brandon Flowers, and Grimes fits the bill. (Vontae Davis tweeted that the Chiefs had talked to Dolphins corner Sean Smith.) He tore his Achilles' in the first game of last season (against the Chiefs) and therefore comes at a heavy discount.


Brandon Gibson, WR, Rams
Everyone is clamoring for Gibson's teammate Danny Amendola, but he had only 11 more catches last season than the Chiefs' current slot receiver, Dexter McCluster. Originally drafted by the Eagles, Gibson is cheaper and does what few Chiefs receivers have done in recent times: He runs precise routes every time.

Brandon Myers, TE, Raiders
The Raiders apparently have no interest in bringing back their most reliable pass catcher, but that shouldn't stop the Chiefs from approaching the situation more rationally. With 79 catches last year, Myers showed that he can be a weapon in the short passing game.

Danario Alexander, WR, Chargers
The former Mizzou star might have bionic knees at this point, but he also caught seven touchdowns in the second half of last season. This lets the Chiefs either drive up the price on the undrafted restricted free agent or walk away with one of Philip Rivers' favorite targets.

Josh Cribbs, KR, Browns
The Chiefs have had an unspoken strategy on special teams for the past several years, one that appears to involve the kick returner running to the 25-yard line and then finding someone to tackle him. This is a franchise badly in need of a dynamic returner, especially if the offense continues to struggle in the early going. We say that man is Cribbs.

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