From the FanPosts. JayKC had a FanShot on this yesterday as well. -PT
Bill Williamson at ESPN's AFC West blog certainly seems to think it's a possibility...especially since the Chiefs just signed Taylor's long-time Miami teammate (and brother-in-law) Zach Thomas.
Yes, Taylor is older -- he will be 35 in September -- but it's clear new Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli wants to sprinkle his young roster with veterans at key positions. Pioli came over from New England, where adding older players was the norm. So far this offseason, he has traded for linebacker Mike Vrabel and agreed to terms with Thomas. Taylor would give Kansas City's green defense a third savvy veteran for the short term.
Taylor wouldn't simply offer experience as the Chiefs transition to the 3-4 defensive scheme. He'd give Kansas City a much-needed asset: A pass-rusher.
Normally I'm a "youth before experience" guy, but I've got to say that I wouldn't hate it if the Chiefs were able to bring in Taylor at a reasonable price (meaning not superstar dollars) on a one or two year deal. Taylor fits a need, he's a good veteran presence (although his refusal to participate in Washington's offseason program is somewhat troubling), and the Chiefs have money they need to spend. Granted, he's unlikely to be a sack master like he was in Miami, but his 3.5 sacks last year were due primarily to a freakish leg injury suffered early on, so 7-9 sacks this season wouldn't be out of the question (with 5-6 sacks probably being a more reasonable expectation...but still decent production if his contract looks at all like Thomas'). Best of all, he's an unrestricted free agent, so he's not going to cost the Chiefs anything in way of draft pick compensation.
If the Chiefs are looking to make the 3-4 the permanent base defense, they could do a heck of a lot worse than grabbing Taylor to help start it off.