Visanthe Shiancoe, Jeremy Shockey Among Free Agent Tight Ends Available

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 04: Kevin Boss #87 of the Oakland Raiders fights for a loose ball during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

In the wake of Martin Rucker's season-ending injury and subsequent placement on Injured Reserve, the Kansas City Chiefs face an interesting scenario with the team's tight end corps heading into training camp in six weeks. The former Missouri star was signed to bolster the position after trying out, and now the Chiefs are in an obvious position to sign a veteran soon enough.

Head coach Romeo Crennel admitted as much recently during the team's mini-camp when he said, "If Tony comes back, I think it'll be pretty good. But the guys we have are working good. We might have to look to add another guy for training camp. That might be what we have to do."

The Chiefs definitely look good at tight end on paper. Tony Moeaki is often cited as a potential breakout star if he can overcome his injury woes. Kevin Boss is another solid receiving option who could team with Moeaki to create mismatches. But both players are coming off of injuries in 2011, and Moeaki in particular can hardly be counted on to play a full NFL season.

We recently profiled a few potential replacements on the open market at SBNKC recently, and there are some nice names still available if the Chiefs want to make a move. Visanthe Shiancoe, Daniel Graham and Jeremy Shockey could all serve as nice additions depending on the direction Scott Pioli wants to go.

Expect the Chiefs to make a move of some kind in the next few weeks.

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