After falling out of the DeSean Jackson sweepstakes, the KC Chiefs are now left to survey the free agent market for cost-effective options for bolstering their flagging wide receiving corps.
ChiefsSpin.com publisher and KC Chiefs beat writer Herbie Teope ruminates on this very issue in his latest post, throwing out two lower-priced wideouts who could be legitimate targets for the KC Chiefs with their current cap situation --
"If the Chiefs are seeking a bargain considering a current $4.5 million available in cap space, they could find it in former Eagles receiver Jason Avant, whom coach Andy Reid drafted in 2006, or even Josh Morgan, a former San Francisco 49ers teammate of quarterback Alex Smith."
Teope also mentions names "such as Santonio Holmes, Sidney Rice, Kenny Britt or Miles Austin," but he is reticent to name them as targets for the KC Chiefs due to "durability concerns" and potentially high price tags.
30-year-old Jason Avant spent all eight years of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, before hitting the free agent market earlier this month. He started in a career-high 14 games in 2014, posting 38 receptions for 447 yards and two touchdowns. His history with Reid may be enough for the KC Chiefs to land the veteran receiver at a moderate discount.
Josh Morgan saw a drop in both playing time and production for the Washington Redskins in 2013 -- appearing in 14 games, but making just seven starts. He finished the year with just 20 receptions for a career-low 214 yards and zero touchdowns.
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