The Kansas City Chiefs remain in the market for a free agent cornerback, despite the signing of Dunta Robinson, according to a report from Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports. Yes, this comes only days after it was reported that the Chiefs aren't interested in any more of the top cornerbacks. So take it for what it's worth.
Here's what Cole said about the Chiefs' interest in another cornerback:
The details of Robinson's deal have yet to emerge, but multiple sources said that the Chiefs were hoping to get Robinson done and still sign another cornerback such as Sean Smith so that they could have a trio of Robinson, Smith and Brandon Flowers.
One report has Dunta's deal at three years with a total value of $15 million, but only $4 million guaranteed in 2013. That isn't the traditional "starter money' that people think of for cornerbacks, which is why some have suggested what Cole is reporting, that the Chiefs are still in on the cornerback market. There's also Andy Reid's history with acquiring cornerbacks via free agency, which is another reason why folks are connecting cornerbacks to the Chiefs.
Another option would be someone like Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who Andy Reid traded for while he was with the Philadelphia Eagles. Evan Silva of Rotoworld has a free agency predictions piece and sends DRC to the Chiefs.
Rodgers-Cromartie's lack of physicality has always had a limiting effect on his game, but he's a fluid, fast, 27-year-old with playmaking ability and room to get better. The Eagles seem to have moved on. Andy Reid traded for Rodgers-Cromartie in Philly and knows his potential. Experiencing a soft market thus far, "DRC" could be a cost-effective Chiefs signing, and allow Dunta Robinson to focus on free safety and the slot.
Adding another top-end starter at cornerback would make this a salty defense ... on paper at least. We all thought that last year's Chiefs would be better defensively (and offensively, for that matter) than they were, so I'm cautiously optimistic.
We should point out that the reports regarding the Chiefs and cornerbacks have been all over the place. After the Dunta Robinson deal was reported, one report stated that the Chiefs were still in on other free agent cornerbacks like Sean Smith. Then a report the next day stated that they weren't. Then there's this one, which says they are.
So ... free agency rumors, huh?