DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08: Jerricho Cotchery #89 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a touchdown pass to tie the game in fourth quarter against D.J. Williams #55 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
A couple days ago we heard that the Kansas City Chiefs were showing "significant interest" in free agent WR Jerricho Cotchery, who played the 2011 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. This confused me because, well, I don't really know where Cotchery fits in. Fourth receiver, maybe?
Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reports he's planned a visit to Kansas City on Monday or Tuesday (regardless of how I feel about it).
The New York Jets also expressed interest in Cotchery earlier in the week so I can't tell if the Chiefs interest is legit or just a leverage play by the agent. Cotchery was with the Jets for the first seven years of his career.
Cotchery's yards-per-season has been declining for five straight years. Maybe he has a role on the Chiefs but I think it would be a minor one. Be curious to hear why the Chiefs are interested.
More Chiefs free agency news (and a list of all the Chiefs free agents here):
Brady Quinn visits KC | Marcus McNeill plans KC visit | Kevin Boss approval poll | Mike Tolbert leaves KC without contract | Chiefs sign Kevin Boss | Chiefs interested in Jerricho Cotchery |Peyton Hillis meets KC media | Chiefs visiting with a free agent OT |Latest updates on Chiefs free agents |RB help was a goal, GM Scott Pioli says | Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis approval poll | Eric Winston visiting Chiefs | Le'Ron McClain to the Chargers | Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis |John Carlson made it to KC, but didn't visit Chiefs | Jackie Battle has some interest in free agency |Brandon Carr to Dallas for $50.1 million | Kyle Orton signs with Cowboys | John Carlson signs with Vikings | Mike Tolbert has five teams interested | BenJarvus Green-Ellis has multiple suitors | No tender for Tyler Palko